Interreg IVb EnAlgae
EnAlgae aims to reduce CO2 emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources in North West Europe. This will be achieved through the accelerated development of sustainable technologies for algal biomass production, bioenergy and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, from pilot phase to application and marketable products, processes and services. The transnational co-operation provided by the project is crucial to the selection and uptake of appropriate algal biotechnologies in the region.
Thanks to the sharing of nine pilot-scale facilities across the territory, cost and access barriers can be overcome and plant operators will be able to experience the full range of physical parameters encountered within the region. Project participants will also benefit from financial and political support and through the exchange of expertise and experiences can jointly elaborate upon best-practice models which may then influence their respective national, regional or local policies.
As a key partner in the project, Birmingham City University’s Centre for Low Carbon Research will be leading the development of a decision support system using expertise within its knowledge engineering and bioenergy groups. This innovative and interactive system will empower a range of stakeholders (from operators to policy makers) to make more accurate and informed decisions about algal bioenergy in the future.