Algae are a highly promising sustainable raw material for the biobased economy. Gaining popularity as a promising nutrient source, algae finds many suitable applications in a wide range of markets from fish feed to meat substitutes or even biofuel. Also, the potential of algae as biomaterials in plastics and textiles industry and its role in carbon capture has seen many companies investing in algae as the nature based solution.
What are the challenges in application of algae components in different commercial sectors ? What are recent developments to make algae as an affordable method for sequestering carbon at a gigaton scale ? What innovative carbon capture-based technology using seaweed can transform CO2 from industrial fish-farming and similar industries into a valuable biomass with numerous fields of application ? This event brings together the relevant sectors and the different players that interact with algae to deal with this questions - including: academia, retail & food services channels, algae technology suppliers, labs, nutritionists, regulatory officials, trade organizations, consumers, business investors and start ups.
On March 1st 2023 it is possible to visit the project “AlgaePARC”. It is a microalgae facility at Wageningen University & Research (WUR), which has advanced screening systems that can select algae strains more quickly, and develop a biorefinery unit capable of isolating functional ingredients. AlgaePARC is a large multidisciplinary research program which integrates the entire microalgae and cyanobacteria process chain. In the project, the scientists develop technologies both on a lab- and pilot scale and move from initial idea to the production processes that deliver competitive and innovative processes and products to bridge in this way fundamental research and applications.
The registration is open: https://www.cmtevents.com/register.aspx?ev=221034