AlgaEurope 2022 is scheduled for
13 - 15 December in Rome!
More info will follow soon!
"Banco Español de Algas"
The Banco Español de Algas (Spanish Bank of Algae - BEA) is a R+D+I service of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) managed by the Canary Islands Foundation Parque Científico Tecnológico (FCPCT) of the ULPGC, and the public Spanish collection that maintains and supplies microalgae and cyanobacteria.
In addition to the basic functions of bioprospecting, isolation, identification, characterization and long-term conservation of the strains, the BEA develops programs of cultivation and valorization of algae biomass under different public and private research projects.
The BEA is a member of the European Organization of Culture Collections (ECCO) and the World Federation of Culture Collections (WFCC), registered with number 837 at the World Microorganism Data Center (WFCC)
The BEA is accredited as International Authority for the Deposit of Micro-organisms, in accordance with the provisions of the Budapest Treaty, by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) resolution 239 of 28 October 2005.
The Collection maintains 2000 strains of microalgae and cyanobacteria, mostly from the Macaronesian Region, and offers great potential for the development of industrial applications, allowing companies, scientific groups and institutions around the world to access unique genetic resources, barely explored, for application in biotechnological processes, in particular in the areas of:
- Energy (Biofuels)
- Health and wellness (Pharmaceuticals, Biomedicine, Cosmetics)
- Nutrition (human and animal) and Nutraceuticals
- Industrial processes (biomaterials and bioplastics.)
- Agriculture (biofertilizers and biostimulants)
- Bioremediation (wastewater, arid, and burned soil remediation)
For more information visit: https://marinebiotechnology.org/en/
"SCHOTT AG: Pioneering – responsible – together"
Algalif, one of the leading Biotech companies in Europe, relies on SCHOTT glass tubing for its facility in Iceland. Their production is currently running at full capacity, that’s why they recently started construction on a new sustainable algae factory in Iceland. They will triple their production by 2023. Considering their good experience so far, they will only use DURAN® glass tubes for the new facilities. “All the cooperation and advice we have received so far has been straightforward and efficient. In short, we know all about algae cultivation, and SCHOTT knows what is possible with glass.” says CEO Orri Björnsson.
SCHOTT offers DURAN® borosilicate glass tubes as well as appropriate connection solutions for closed photobioreactors (PBRs) to the algae market. With food-grade couplings and glass tubes, u-bends and manifolds, we provide reliable and long lasting solutions for bio-secure cultivation of your algae species including GMO algae.
Pioneering – responsible – together. These attributes characterize SCHOTT as a manufacturer of high-tech materials based on specialty glass. Founder Otto Schott is considered its inventor and became the pioneer of an entire industry. Always opening up new markets and applications with a pioneering spirit and passion – this is what has driven the #glasslovers at SCHOTT for more than 130 years. Represented in 34 countries, the company is a highly skilled partner for high-tech industries: Healthcare, Home Appliances & Living, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors & Datacom, Optics, Industry & Energy, Automotive, Astronomy, and Aerospace. In the fiscal year 2020, its 16,500 employees generated sales of 2.24 billion euros. With the best teams, supported by the best digital tools, the group intends to continue to grow. SCHOTT AG is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the oldest foundations in Germany. It uses the Group's dividends to promote science. As a foundation company, SCHOTT has anchored responsibility for employees, society and the environment deeply in its DNA. The goal is to become a climate-neutral company by 2030.
DURAN® is a registered trademark of the DWK Life Sciences GmbH.
Find more information on SCHOTT's website!
"Your new way of cultivating algae: Synoxis algae - Social Sponsor at AlgaEurope 2021!
Synoxis algae has confirmed its sponsorship for AlgaEurope 2021 which will be held online from 7th to 10th December 2021.
Synoxis algae designs and markets since 2018 cropping systems for professionals in the seaweed. By participating in a thesis in collaboration with IFREMER and the University of Nantes in 2003; they rely on almost 20 years of expertise.
The first new generation photobioreactor was created in 2017, with a technology unique in the world, called SALT. To meet different market needs, they have developed 3 photobioreactors, integrating the same technology for multiple uses.
They also want to facilitate the cultivation of all types of algae. It is only natural that they have developed a range optimized for the cultivation of macroalgae, whether for R&D or production. They rely on proven technical solutions: drums and raceways. They have developed their own solution to optimize barrel culture: LEO, the benchtop photobioreactor for the culture of macroalgae. Today, Synoxis algae is present throughout France and abroad, serving multiple sectors of activity: agrifood, cosmetics, aquaculture,education, green chemistry etc.
Find more information on Synoxis algae's website!
"Meet our Gold Sponsor A4F at AlgaEurope 2021!"
We are pleased to present you our Gold Sponsor A4F. The company is sponsor of AlgaEurope 2021 which will be held online from 7th to 10th December 2021.
A4F is a biotech company focused on the development and operation of industrial scale algae facilities, with a strong track record of R&D and Innovation projects.
A4F designs, builds, operates and transfers technological solutions and systems for the industrial production and biorefining of algae, selecting the technologies which better adapt to our Customers’ business.
The company has established a unique methodology which includes scaling-up from prototypes in their Experimental Unit, to commercial-scale facilities, and develops SOPs for optimized algae production, according to production goals, promoting integration with local industrial processes and using the industry’s best practices. They have a long track record of working with leading national and international academic research groups in algae biotechnology, as well as with some of the largest microalgae producers, worldwide.
Find more information on A4F's website!
"Blue Biotechnology: REBECA Project - Gold Sponsor at AlgaEurope 2021"
The organizers of AlgaEurope 2021 are pleased to present you their newest Gold Sponsor: REBECA Project. REBECA Project is sponsor of AlgaEurope 2021 which will be held online from 7th to 10th December 2021.
The REBECA Project is a platform aimed to promote Blue Biotechnology within the Macaronesian region.
REBECA brings together culture collections, R&D centers and the Administration with the mission of conserving and enhancing Biodiversity and serving as an embryo for the development and implementation of an innovative industry based on the cultivation of microalgae and cyanobacteria. Among Rebeca´s partners there are:
The Economic Development Agency of Gran Canaria (SPEGC) a local institution aimed to promote the economic diversification, development and expansion in the island.
And The Spanish Bank of Algae (BEA) an R&D infrastructure with capacities for the isolation, characterization, conservation, supply and development of cultivation techniques and applications of microalgae and cyanobacteria.
Find more information on REBECA Project's website!
"Get to know more about Yemoja - Bronze Sponsor at AlgaEurope 2021!"
Yet another sponsor has confirmed its sponsorship for this edition of AlgaEurope. Yemoja is Bronze Sponsor for AlgaEurope, the conference about science, technology and business in the Algae Biomas sector.
Tel Hai, Israel – Marine ingredient start-up Yemoja, Ltd., has created a next-generation platform for cultivating custom-designed and pharmaceutical grade microalgae on demand. The company utilizes unique, high-precision, fast-track photobioreactor technology, setting a new gold standard for microalgae production.
Microalgae cultivated by Yemoja can be tailored to the desired nutritional compounds and functionalities. The start-up can produce algae-centered ingredients standardized to any bioactive compound or algae extract encompassing astaxanthins, polysaccharides, xanthophylls, carotenoids, enzymes and more.
Their mission is to boost the entire microalgae value chain with new varieties, yields and to bring them to the mainstream of high-end nutraceutical food as well as cosmeceutical spheres; additional formulations in the future should also bring a positive impact to the cultivated meat market with the help of algae-derived blood substitutes.
“Our patented technology evolved from a deep-rooted appreciation of biopharma and marine sciences, supported by extensive experience in algae cultivation. This unprecedented capacity was collectively harnessed in order to produce a variety of pure algae at any scale in a short time — something that the microalgae market has not witnessed until now."
Yemoja’s super-intensive cultivation methodology overcomes many of the industry’s hurdles, specifically compositional homogeneity, scalability, and contamination proofing to ensures clean and safe microalgae throughout the process.
The company operates an indoor, high-precision, contaminant-free closed cultivation system that maintains absolute control of key parameters such as PH, light, frequency, and CO2 emission, and allows for the simultaneous growth of multiple species in the tightly regulated environment. This ensures consistent supply of highly standardized specialty ingredients and offers new capabilities to meet specific needs of suppliers.
The micro algae are a powerful source of natural, vegan, and bioactive ingredients. Their innovative approach serves to create pure and sustainable microalgae derived products of the highest quality using green technology that can be naturally adapted into any desired matrix.
Yemoja was founded four years ago by a team of marine biology and biotech experts with a shared vision of leveraging novel engineering methods to provide the commercial algae space with a prodigious range of high value microalgae species that can be tailored to a full spectrum of applications.
Find more information on Yemoja's website!
"Find out more about our Bronze Sponsor BUGGYPOWER!"
BUGGYPOWER has confirmed its sponsorship for AlgaEurope 2021 which will be held online from 7th to 10th December 2021.
BUGGYPOWER is a private biotech company dedicated to the design, construction and operation of microalgae production units. As microalgae life creators, BUGGYPOWERS’ mission is to capture and fix CO2 through the use of marine microalgae.
This is done in proprietary highly controlled closed photobioreactors allowing better control of growth parameters, preventing evaporation, reducing CO2 losses, preventing contamination and allowing higher volumetric productivities.
In the process, maximum quality marine microalgae are produced, using only sustainable raw materials: H20, nutrients, sunlight and CO2.
BUGGYPOWER is producing three species of marine microalgae for a wide range of applications, from cosmetics to nutraceuticals, with a special focus on feed and functional foods. Several products are already being commercialized worldwide through BUGGYPOWERS’ subsidiary company Bluevert Lab™.
BUGGYPOWER is today a reference for the model that EU is supporting as the way forward regarding Blue and Circular Economy, due to its sustainability, scalability and generation of high added-value products with significant impact on health and wellbeing.
Marine microalgae production plant in Porto Santo, Madeira, Portugal.
2,840 tubular closed photobioreactors with eight meters high,
totalling 16.000 square meters.
It has a production capacity of 60 ton dw/year using 1.100 cubic meters
of the purest sea water.
Find more information on BUGGYPOWERS' website!
"Meet our Gold Sponsor SCHOTT at AlgaEurope 2021!"
We are pleased to present you our Gold Sponsor SCHOTT AG. They are sponsor of AlgaEurope 2021 which will be held online from 7th to 10th December 2021.
SCHOTT is a manufacturer of high-tech materials based on special glass. Always opening up new markets and applications with a pioneering spirit and passion – this is what is driving the #glasslovers at SCHOTT since more than 130 years. SCHOTT offers technically and economically superior products for tubular glass photobioreactors (PBR) to the algae market.
Borosilicate glass tubing DURAN® allow for optimum light input for the highest growth rates. It offers protection against bio-contamination and culture crashes. With U-bends, manifolds and food-grade couplings they provide reliable and long lasting solutions for bio-secure algae cultivation of haematococcus, spirulina and others.
Find more information on SCHOTT's website!
“The organizers of AlgaEurope introduce the European Union - Young Algaeneers Innovation Award”
Organizers of AlgaEurope 2021, with funding from the European Commission, are introducing the European Union - Young Algaeneers Innovation Award. Registration is open on the official website: https://algaeurope.org/innovation-award/
The European Union – Young Algaeneers Innovation Award is open to young people from companies, research institutes and other organizations involved in the Algae Biomass sector in Europe (EU and EEA countries). The deadline for submitting an application for the Innovation Award Is November 8th 2021.
This coming edition of AlgaEurope 2021 will be held over 4 days, from the 7th to 10th of December, and online only. The winners of this Innovation Award will be announced during the European Union – Young Algaeneers Innovation Awards ceremony on the last day of the conference (day 4).
The EABA already introduced the Young Algaeneers Corner during last year’s edition. The objective of the Young Algaeneers Corner is to stimulate young professionals working in the algae sector in order to share their knowledge, innovative new ideas and above all connect with each other enabling the young algae community to develop the sector further and create synergies in the field of research and development.
The European Commission has suggested a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU for the industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts. A sustainable blue economy is essential in order to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal and ensure a green and inclusive recovery from the pandemic.
Transitioning to a sustainable blue economy requires investing in innovative technologies. Whether this is in wave or tidal energy, algae production, development of innovative fishing gear or restoration of marine ecosystems, the objective is to create new green jobs and businesses in the blue economy.
By funding the Young Algaeneers Innovation Award the European Commission shows its commitment to transitioning to a sustainable blue economy and offers entrepreneurs and academia the possibility to contribute to this transformation by highlighting their innovative services and products which could make a positive impact to our blue economy.
For years AlgaEurope has been one of the most comprehensive global conferences about science, technology and business in the Algae Biomass sector. One of the key successes is due to the close cooperation between EABA - European Algae Biomass Association and DLG Benelux.
The organizers of AlgaEurope would like to invite all young algaeneer professionals to submit their innovations which will contribute to the further development of a sustainable future of the algae industry.
To find our more information or to register your submission please visit: https://algaeurope.org/innovation-award/
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“The organizers of AlgaEurope have signed an exclusive 2-year media partnership with Algae Planet”
“AlgaEurope 2021 will be organized in digital format from 7-10 December”
The forthcoming edition of the AlgaEurope conference will once again be held in a digital format. Initially the conference was scheduled to take place in Rome, Italy, but since there are still many uncertainties with regards to the Covid-19 situation and international traveling the organizers have decided in an early stage to host the conference online.
The decision to host the conference in an online format enables the organizers to put together a dedicated program that addresses current issues within the Algae Biomass sector and offer clarity to all delegates and participating companies.
Since years AlgaEurope is one of the most global compressive conferences about science, technology and business in the Algae Biomass sector, one of the key success factors AlgaEurope is the close cooperation between EABA - European Algae Biomass Association and DLG Benelux.
The last edition of AlgaEurope, which took place online from 1-4 December 2020 welcomed 265 delegates and 188 organizations from 41 countries, in addition some 200 abstracts were submitted. The organizers are committed to attract even more delegates and organizations to the coming edition in December.
In order to do so the organizers have already started to draft a program on relevant topics within the Algae Biomass sector that will provide in-depth understanding of the sector and contribute to knowledge transfer amongst industry professionals and to those who simply want to start learning about the world of Algae.
In order to encourage even more industry professionals to submit their abstracts for AlgaEurope 2021 the organizers have already opened the call for abstracts.
The planning is that AlgaEurope 2022 will be held in a live and online format in Rome!
More details on the program will be released shortly.
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