Swansea University is a research-led university (Higher Education Institute) with UK charity status. Swansea University has a broad remit and expertise in multidisciplinary research topics. It has been involved in various national and pan-national (EU) projects, either leading them or being an important participant. The Department of Biosciences (College of Science) was the home for the Interreg NWE Energetic Algae (EnAlgae) project. Swansea University operated one of the pilot plants for Enalgae.
Scientists at Swansea University are currently leading on a €5.5 million eco-innovative project called ALG-AD. ALG-AD is a project from Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) and is being led by Dr Carole Llewellyn, Associate Professor in Applied Aquatic Bioscience at Swansea University. The ALG-AD project could potentially result in a circular economy solution whereby excess waste nutrients produced from anaerobic digestion of food and farm waste are used to cultivate algal biomass for animal feed and other products of value.
EnAlgae brought together 19 partners and 14 observers across seven EU Member States, with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources in North West Europe. The...