AlgaEurope 2022 Conference Program

Day 1


Day 2


Day 3


Conference Program is subject to changes.

All times mentioned are in CET.

Pre-Registration - Monday 12 December 2022: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

You are welcome to already come to the Ergife Palace Hotel a day before the conference and get your badge for AlgaEurope 2022! Then you can avoid waiting in a queue to get your badge in the morning on the first Conference Day.

Participants who are going to present a poster can already bring and set up their poster board.

Conference Day 1 - Tuesday 13 December 2022

Registration: 08:00 am - 09:00 am

09:00 am - 09:25 am: Conference Opening 

Cadoret, Jean-Paul (EABA President)

Verdelho, Vitor (EABA General Manager)

09:25 am - 09:30 am: Intro Morning Chairwoman

Nyvall Collen, Pi (Olmix)

09:30 am - 10:00 am: Keynote Speaker Day 1

Prof. Falkowski, Paul G. (Rutgers University - The State University of New Jersey): The bottom line: The cost of light

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Session 1: Seaweed sources and applications

10:00 am - 10:15 amJiménez González, Camila (University of Vigo): Chondrus crispus as a potential biomass for a green biorefinery: proteins, hydrocolloids and other bio-compounds

10:15 am - 10:30 am: Camarão, Bárbara (University of Coimbra): Seaweed-based biostimulant – potential for seed germination and effect of seasonality

10:30 am - 10:45 am: Damitha Bandara, Chaturangi (Uva Wellassa University Sri Lanka): Determination of anti-microbial and anti-diabetic compunds from crude extract of red seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii

10:45 am - 11:00 am: Weiss, Ben (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution): Rapid Out-Planting of Seaweed Grow Lines

11:00 am - 11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Session 2: Process

11:30 am - 11:45 am: Di Caprio, Fabrizio (University Sapienza di Roma): Control of bacterial contamination in microalgae cultures integrated with cheese whey wastewater treatment by applying feast and famine regime

11:45 am - 12:00 pm: Enmak, Prayoon (Newcastle University): Process intensification for low-cost microalgae harvesting by using continuous foam flotation technique

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Special Session

Tribute to Prof. Mario Tredici (Late EABA President and Founder)

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm: Lunch Break


02:00 pm - 02:05 pm: Intro Afternoon Chairwoman

Rodolfi, Liliana (University of Florence, Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry - DAGRI)

02:05 pm - 02:15 pm: Algalif - Sponsored Presentation

Stefánsson, Tryggvi: Algalif – How did we get here and where are we going?

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm: Session 3: Physiology

02:15 pm - 02:30 pm: Gallardo Rodríguez, Juan José (University of Almería): CFD-aided determination of shear stress thresholds in sensitive microalgae using shake flasks

02:30 pm - 02:45 pm: Bezzo, Fabrizio (University of Padova): DigitAlgaesation: A knowledge-based training network for digitalisation of photosynthetic bioprocesses

02:45 pm - 03:00 pm: Guerra, Inês (Allmicroalgae/University of Algarve): Growth, size, and biochemical evaluation of Arthrospira platensis cultivated in tubular photobioreactors driven by a centrifugal pump

03:00 pm - 03:15 pm: Van Oossanen, Sabine (Wageningen University & Research): Putting algae on the map: Genome-scale metabolic modeling of Nannochloropsis for improved lipid production

03:15 pm - 03:30 pm: Lopes, Filipa (CentraleSupelec): Microalgae-biofilm as a source of bioactive compounds

03:30 pm - 03:45 pm: Kriechbaum, Ricarda (Technical University Vienna): Potential of Lignocellulosic Waste as Substrate for Microalgal Cultivation

03:45 pm - 04:00 pm: SANI Membranes - Sponsored Presentation

Hjelmsmark, Henrik: Vibro Filtration for harvesting, concentration and refinery

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm: Coffee Break

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm: Company Presentations

04:30 pm - 04:45 pm:  

Busch-Larsen, Henrik (Algiecel)

Hazewinkel, Sander (Lgem)

Lizzul, Marco (Variconaqua)

04:45 pm - 05:00 pm: 

Kaplan, Claude (Kuehnle AgroSystems)

Boelens, Pieter (Liqoflux)

Goudeau, Paul (Synoxis)

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm: Session 4: Europe and the World

05:00 pm - 05:15 pm: Doumeizel, Vincent (United Nations Global Compact / Lloyd's Register Foundation): The Seaweed Manifesto and the new Safe Seaweed Coalition, working together on global regulations to enable collaboration in this emerging sector

05:15 pm - 05:30 pm: Stulgis, Maris (European Commission): EU Algae Initiative

05:30 pm - 05:45 pm: Maragna, Laura (Tender EU4Algae): EU4Algae Stakeholders Forum – Making change together

05:45 pm - 06:00 pm: Jagot, Charlotte (EMFAF): EMFAF portfolio of projects on algae and blue bioeconomy

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm: Controversis

Session Chairman: Navalho, João (Necton)

Topic: Algae and the real world

07:00 pm: Closure of the Conference Day

Cadoret, Jean-Paul (EABA President)

Verdelho, Vitor (EABA General Manager)

08:00 pm - 10:30 pm: Conference Dinner

For registered participants only!

The dinner takes place in the Four Season Restaurant in the Conference Hotel - Ergife Palace Hotel.


Conference Day 2 - Wednesday 14 December 2022

09:00 am - 09:05 am: Conference Opening 

Cadoret, Jean-Paul (EABA President)

Verdelho, Vitor (EABA General Manager)

09:05 am - 09:10 am: Intro Morning Chairwoman

Arvaniti, Efthalia (SUBMARINER Network)

09:10 am - 09:40 am: Keynote Speaker Day 2

Prof. Boussiba, Sammy (Microalgae Biotechnology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev): Astaxanthin the king of Carotenoids and it’s path in Nature

09:40 am - 10:55 am: Session 5: Food

09:40 am - 09:55 am: Moñino Fernández, Pedro (Wageningen University & Research): From the hot springs to the table: Scaling up mixotrophic cultivation of Galdieria sulphuraria

09:55 am - 10:10 am: Villaró, Silvia (University of Almeria): Production of Arthrospira platensis using pilot-scale raceway reactors and characterization of the nutritional, bioactive, and techno-functional properties of the biomass

10:10 am - 10:25 am: Oliveira, Sónia (School of Agriculture University of Lisbon/Ulisboa): Using 3D printing technology to develop microalgae-based snacks: Nutrition and sensory impact

10:25 am - 10:40 am: Demets, Robbe (KU Leuven KULAK): Antioxidative capacity of microalgal carotenoids for stabilizing n-3 LC-PUFA rich oil: initial quantity is key

10:40 am - 10:55 am: Bar Gil, Amikam (Yemoja Ltd): Algae based Blood substitute enriched with vitamin B-12. A complete solution for the plant-based alternatives

10:55 am - 11:25 am: Coffee Break

11:25 am - 12:25 pm: Session 5: Food

11:25 am - 11:40 am: Infante, Carlos (Fitoplancto Marino, S.L.): TetraSOD ® , a unique marine microalgae ingredient: an overview of main outputs in pre-clinical and clinical trials

11:40 am - 11:55 am: Alemán Vega, Monserrat (Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias Spain): Long-term pilot-scale cultivation of Arthrospira platensis in seawater: Strategies for the production of alternative protein sources and high-value compounds while maximizing hydric efficiency

11:55 am - 12:10 pm: Kurpan, Daniel (University of Milan): A 2-step serial membrane filtration for the extraction and purification of phycocyanin from Arthrospira platensis

12:10 pm - 12:25 pm: Boskovic Cabrol, Marija (University of Padua): Nutritional properties of frankfurters with added chlorophyll-deficient Chlorella vulgaris mutants

12:25 pm - 12:35 pm: Algalif - Sponsored Presentation

Jessen, Jan Eric: Future potential of microalgae biotechnology

12:35 pm - 02:10 pm: Lunch Break


02:10 pm - 02:15 pm: Intro Afternoon Chairman

Acien, Gabriel (University of Almeria)

02:15 pm - 03:30 pm: Session 6: Biorefinery

02:15 pm - 02:30 pm: Cheel, José (Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Centre Algatech): Separation of eicosapentaenoic acid from the diatom Nanofrustulum shiloi via two-step high performance countercurrent chromatography

02:30 pm - 02:45 pm: Costa, Luis (A4F - Algae for Future): From wastewater to biojetfuel: a circular economy system using microalgae for wastewater bioremediation and raw material for biojetfuel through hydrothermal liquefaction

02:45 pm - 03:00 pm: Marchal, Luc (Nantes University): Eco-design of a downstream process for enriched fucoxanthin production from Tisochrysis lutea

03:00 pm - 03:15 pm: Madugu , Fatima (University of Manchester): Enhanced cultivation strategy for industrial scale algae-based biorefineries

03:15 pm - 03:30 pm: Kazbar, Antoinette (Wageningen University & Research): Multi-product biorefinery of Seaweed using green solvents

03:30 pm - 03:40 pm: Microphyt: Sponsored Presentation

Maury, Jonathan: From microalgae to the next generation of natural ingredients: focus on Microphyt expertise

03:40 pm - 04:15 pm: Coffee Break


04:15 pm - 04:20 pm: Company Presentation

Väth, Hans (Algoliner)

04:20 pm - 05:05 pm: Session 7: Feed

04:20 pm - 04:35 pm: Khozin-Goldberg, Inna (Ben Gurion University of the Negev): Microalgae as sustainable and health-promoting agents in aquaculture

04:35 pm - 04:50 pm: Štěrbová (former: Ranglová), Karolína (Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Centre Algatech): Microalgae as a feed improve the survival rate and vitality of Pikeperch (Sander Lucioperca) larvae

04:50 pm - 05:05 pm: Guiheneuf, Freddy (Inalve): Biofilm-based production of marine microalgae as live feeds for the aquaculture industry

05:05 pm - 05:50 pm: Session 8: Biostimulant

05:05 pm - 05:20 pm: Alvarez-Gil, Maria (Neoalgae Micro Seaweeds products): Life algar-bbe project: Results in microalgae application as biostimulant

05:20 pm - 05:35 pm: Schüler, Lisa M. (GreenCoLab): Novel strains of scenedesmus sp. as a potential source for agricultural applications

05:35 pm - 05:50 pm: Gitau, Margaret (Biological Research Centre): Microalgae promotes plant growth and primes plants for response to abiotic stress

05:50 pm - 06:00 pm: Fluid Air - Sponsored Presentation

Beaupeux, Elodie: Gentle drying process for thermosensitive compounds

06:00 - 07:00 pm: Session 9: Genetics

06:00 pm - 06:15 pm: D'Adamo, Sarah (Wageningen University & Research): Genetic engineering tools and approaches for understanding and revising lipid metabolism in the microalga N. oceanica

06:15 pm - 06:30 pm: Mokakabye, Ngokoana (University of Cape Town): Recombinant expression of Thermostable Phycocyanin in Spirulina

06:30 pm - 06:45 pm: Betterle, Nico (University of Verona): Engineering of the recently-discovered Synechococcus PCC 11901, a fast-growing cyanobacteria, for the synthesis of high added-value carotenoids

06:45 pm - 07:00 pm: Kichouh Aiadi, Salim (University of Almeria): Exposure of a marine dinoflagellate microalgae to epigenetic modifiers

07:00 pm: Closure of the Conference Day

Cadoret, Jean-Paul (EABA President)

Verdelho, Vitor (EABA General Manager)

7:15 pm - 8:45 pm: The Mentor's Evening

Moderator: Cadoret, Jean-Paul (EABA President)

Sommer Ferreira, Bruno (Biotrend SA)

Sassi, Jean François (CEA - Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives)

Reinhardt, Robert (Algen, Algal Technology Centre, LLC)

Raymundo, Anabela (University of Lisbon)

Pruvost, Jeremy (GEPEA - Nantes University)

Nyvall Collen, Pi (Olmix)

Hennequart, Franck (ALGAIA)

Griffths, Hywel (Fermentalg)

Fuentes Grünewald, Claudio (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Benemann, John (MicroBio Engineering Inc)

Barbosa, Maria (Wageningen University & Research)

Acien, Gabriel (University of Almeria)


Conference Day 3 - Thursday 15 December 2022

09:00 am - 09:05 am: Opening Day 3

Cadoret, Jean-Paul (EABA President)

Verdelho, Vitor (EABA General Manager)

09:05 am - 09:10 am: Intro Morning Chairman

Verdelho, Vitor (EABA General Manager)

09:10 am - 09:40 am: Keynote Speaker Day 3

Prof. Smith, Alison (University of Cambridge): How can we exploit the biodiversity of algae for biotechnology?

09:40 am - 10:55 am: Session 10: Original

09:40 am - 09:55 am: Ende, Stephan (Alfred-Wegener-Institute): New Microalgae media formulated with completely recycled phosphous originating from agricultural sidestream

09:55 am - 10:10 am: Pozo-Dengra, Joaquin (Biorizon Biotech): EMFF- ALGAENAUTS Project: Eco-friendly and sustainable new family of biopesticides based on microalgae

10:10 am - 10:25 am: Berden Zrimec, Maja (Algen, Algal Technology Centre, llc): Relevance of zoosporic parasites in aquatic systems (Cost ParAqua)

10:25 am - 10:40 am: Nascimento, Francisco (iBET - Institute of Experimental Biology and Technology): Insights into the role of the microbiome in microalgae growth and development: Microbiome recruitment and assembly dynamics in Nannochloropsis oceanica and Phaeodactylum tricornutum cultivations

10:40 am - 10:55 am: Parreira, Celina (A4F - Algae for Future): Extratoteca – Microalgae Extracts for High Value Products

10:55 am - 11:25 am: Coffee Break

11:25 am - 12:25 pm:  Session 11: Process B

11:25 am - 11:40 am: Davila, Javier (Universidad de Sevilla): Time scales of the use of light in photobioreactors

11:40 am - 11:55 am: Castejón, Natalia (University of Vienna): Unlocking the lipidome of Nannochloropsis gaditana: a source of high-value lipids with potential biological activities

11:55 am - 12:10 pm: Silva, Samara (University of Porto & Polytechnic Institute of Bragança): C-phycocyanin extraction using spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) biomass immobilization in calcium-alginate beads

12:10 pm - 12:25 pm:  Manoel, João (Institute of Microbiology, Centrum Algatech) - Deciphering the communication between Algae and Bacteria

12:25 pm - 12:35 pm: SCHOTT - Sponsored Presentation

Wintersteller, Fritz: Why Tubular Glass Photobioreactors?

12:35 pm - 02:00 pm: Lunch Break

02:00 pm - 02:05 pm: Intro Afternoon Chairman

Unamunzaga, Carlos (Fitoplancton Marino)

02:05 pm - 02:15 pm: A4F- Sponsored Presentation

Costa, Luís: Replicable large scale exploitation of algae in a circular economy symbiosis with other industries

02:15 pm - 03:00 pm: Session 12: Transversal

02:15 pm - 02:30 pm: Leão, Susana (LEITAT): REDWine LCA: CO2 from wine fermentation to produce Chlorella as feedstock for the industry

02:30 pm - 02:45 pm: Braud, Léa (University College Dublin Irland): Improving transparency in life cycle assessment of algae systems: A case study on the spiralg biorefinery

02:45 pm - 03:00 pm: Speranza, Lais (GreenCoLab): LCA of commerical scale Tetraselmis sp. production

03:00 pm - 04:15 pm: Session 13: Bioremediation

03:00 pm - 03:15 pm: Beigbeder, Jean-Baptiste (APESA - Association for the Environment and Safety in Aquitaine): Coupling anaerobic digestion and microalgal cultivation for efficient nutrients and inorganic carbon uptake

03:15 pm - 03:30 pm: Costa, Margarida (NIVA - Norwegian Institute for Water Research): Filamentous microalgae as tertiary wastewater treatment

03:30 pm - 03:45 pm: Futó, Peter (Albitech Biotechnology Ltd.): Comparative analysis of soil degradation and soil structure in croplands affected by erosion and soil dehydration treated with a biological soil crust forming algal culture

03:45 pm - 04:00 pm: Carneiro, Mariana (Necton): Reusing Effluents from Agriculture to unlock the potential of Microalgae (REALM)

04:00 pm - 04:15 pm: Casagli, Francesca (INRIA): Outdoor N2O emissions measurements in algae-bacteria systems guided by modelling 

04:15 pm - 04:45 pm: Coffee Break

04:45 pm - 05:45 pm: Session 14: Biomaterial

04:45 pm - 05:00 pm: Rizzo, Arianna (YAS - Young Algaeneers Symposium): YAS, the next Algaeneers generation

05:00 pm - 05:15 pm: Carletti, Marta (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev): Effective conversion of atmospheric nitrogen into cyanophycin: mutagenesis and optimization of cultivation of Nostoc sp. PCC 7120

05:15 pm - 05:30 pm: Gao, Fengzheng (Wageningen University & Research): Oxygen production from 3D bioprinted living microalgae for tissue engineering

05:30 pm - 05:45 pm: Van Miert, Sabine (Thomas More University of Applied Sciences): Pilot-scale Cultivation of Chloromonas typhlos in a photobioreactor

05:45 pm - 06:00 pm: Closure of the Conference

Cadoret, Jean-Paul (EABA President)

Verdelho, Vitor (EABA General Manager)



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