Algae Biorefineries for Europe is a joint conference organized by four European projects that have focused over the last four years on the potential of microalgae as the crop of the future.

In 2013, four major European collaborative R&D projects – Bisigodos, D-Factory, Miracles and PUFAChain – were launched under the flagship of the European Knowledge-Based Bioeconomy. They were tasked with laying the foundations for a bio-based future built on microalgae: tackling the challenges for capturing CO2 and developing economic, environmentally-sustainable, microalgae-based biorefineries. The results of this effort are now available: each of the four projects has developed major innovations to enhance the cost-effectiveness of algae production and processing for food, feed and non-food applications.

The four consortia have joined forces in organising the Conference ‘‘Algae Biorefineries for Europe: towards a sustainable economy”. They will showcase their progress on the sustainable use of microalgae.

At Algae Biorefineries for Europe you will be able to:

  • meet with stakeholders from industry, governance, policy makers, public authorities, academia and finance
  • listen at first-hand to the outcomes of four years of intense research and collaboration,
  • learn about state-of-the-art developments on microalgae biotechnologies,
  • contribute to discussions on future challenges,
  • contribute to discussions on global perspectives and future challenges.

Find the programme for the Conference here. You can register for the event here.


17/10/2017 to 18/10/2017

This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s 'Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme', under Grant Agreement No 730052