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The European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) aims to promote a strong link between science, technology and business in the algae biomass sector. It is very relevant to bring together the main stakeholders for knowledge exchange and collaboration. 

 Our workshop chair: Prof. Gabriel Acien, EABA Steering Board Member, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Almeria, Spain is expecting a growing potential for algaebased Biofertilizers and Biostimulants and advices you to attend:

“The improvement of foods production by agriculture is a major challenge for the next years. Not only to increase the foods production yield, but also to ensure the quality and safety of produced foods is required. Moreover, consumers demand more sustainable foods, with lower environmental impacts, thus also contributing to mitigate global warming related problems. To achieve these objectives a large portfolio of technologies and strategies is being implemented, one of them being the development of sustainable biofertilizers and biostimulants based on algae. In this sense, both microalgae and seaweed have been reported as source of biofertilizers and biostimulants capable to improve the food production by agriculture at the same time that reducing the amount of fossil based fertilizers required. Products from seaweed are currently on the market, it being mainly based in seaweed directly collected from coasts. However, still large opportunities remain by considering the large number of unexplored seaweeds. Moreover, products from microalgae are mainly based on Spirulina because this strain is the most produced in worldwide. However, there is still a large number of strains with large potential to be used on this field. Considering that foods production by agriculture is one of the major pillars of economy worldwide, it is expected that the development of new and improved biofertilizers and biostimulants based on algae will greatly enlarge the market for algae. By this reason both research centers and companies are focusing their efforts on this field on the last years. During this webinar, experts from both academia and industry will analyze the current scenario about algae related biofertilizers and biostimulants, the major challenges to be faced in the next years being identified”.

During the webinar we promote an interactive attitude to learn from each other. We hope to meet you (online) during this EABA Technical webinar 


October 6

15.30 Dry run for speakers
16:00 Dry run for all participants

October 7

09:30 Welcome and EABA Presentation. Why this technical webinar? Jean Paul Cadoret (France)

09:40 Opening presentation: All about Algae Biofertilizers and Biostimulants: Vince Ördög (Hungary)

10:10 Pitch presentation Who are you PART 1 (2 min.) from each participant

11:00 Time to grab a coffee or tea

11:20  Pitch presentation Who are you PART 2 (2 min.) from each participant

12:20 EU Fertilising Products Regulation: Implementation and future development – 
Theodora Nikolakopoulou (Belgium)

12:40 Algae in EU fertilizing products: prospects based on the EBIC experience – –  Kristen Sukalac (France)

13:00 Lunch break – opportunity for networking – time for a walk and some food

13:45 Production perspective for Microalgae

– AlgaEnergy – – Carlos Rodriguez Villa (Spain)

– Biorizon Biotech – – Joaquín Pozo Dengra (Spain)

– Technical, commercial and legal formulation  – – José María Gómez (Spain)

– Phycoterra with the Ag Director at Heliae – – Karl Wyant (USA)

14:45 Coffee/tea break – Opportunity for networking

15:15 Production perspective for Seaweed

– Seaweed-based plant and soil biostimulants for agroecological practices – –  
Pi Nyvall Collén(France)

– Ficosterra – biotechnology for agriculture – Luis Lombana (Spain)

– Algaia biorefinery based biostimulnts – – Franck Hennequart (France)

16:15 The Innovations and Research

– Technologies for the production of algae extracts for biostimulants and biofertilizers – 
Gabriel Acien (Spain)

– Application of microalgae and cyanobacteria as biostimulants and biofertilizers – 
Francisca Suárez Estrella (Spain)

– Phytostimulant properties of microalgal and cyanobacterial extracts – Gaia Santini (Italy) 

– Development of algal bioreactive products for the applications in agriculture –
Pengcheng Fu (China/USA) 

17:15 Workshop conclusions – Jean Paul Cadoret

17:30 Workshop closure

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Agro Innovation International
Algen d.o.o.
Algreen BV
aquaMarine innovation
Archimede Ricerche srl
Astaco Technologies BV
Ben-Gurion University of Negev
Biological Research Centre 
Biorizon Biotech
Blue Science Consulting and Management
Brevel Ltd
Buggypower (Portugal) – Gestão e Produção de Biomassa, Lda
CARTIF Foundation
DPTMKT – Departamento de Marketing, Unipessoal, lda
Enereco Spa
European Commission – DG GROW
European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP)
GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH / Universidad de Almería
Hainan University
Heliae Phycoterra
ICL Coöperatief UA
Lafarge Holcim Innovation Center
Maritime innovation, investment and knowledge – Integrated Maritime Policy and Blue economy
Metal Production & Rocket cluster
MicroBio Engineering Inc.
Necton – Companhia Portuguesa de Culturas Marinhas, S.A
Omega Green b.v.
Pagarete Microalgae Solutions SU
Prospero & Partners
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Sea & Sun Technology
Setec Energie Environnement
Soumshine Consulting
Spirulina Farm Ghana
Stichting Noordzeeboerderij
Susewi – Feed Algae limited
Swansea University
Thomas More Kempen vzw
True Algae
Universidad de Almería. Dpto. Ingeniería Química
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya·BarcelonaTech
Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und Plasmatechnologie IGVP
Université Bretagne Sud
University of Almeria
University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven
University of Florence
University of Hohenheim
University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty

  • University of Mons
    University of Padova
    University of Turku
  • University of West Hungary
    Varicon Aqua
    Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment.
    Wageningen University


Wish list definition of research needs
Regulatory needs statement formulation
Wish list for EABA actions related activities
Identification of emerging trends

More information

This workshop model was successfully used in 6 EABA Workshops in 2019. It is not a conference, but rather a unique opportunity for learning and sharing knowing the key players.


Workshop Chair:

Prof. Gabriel Acien, EABA Steering Board Member, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Almeria, Spain. Co-Chair, Prof. Liliana Rodolfi, University of Florence, Fotosintetica e Microbiologica, Florence, Italy


Workshop coordination:

Jean-Paul Cadoret – President of EABA, CSO ALGAMA Food, France
Vítor Verdelho – General Manager of EABA; Council Member of the Executive Committee of ISAP – International Society for Applied Phycology; Member of the Board A4F – Algae for Future, sa, Portugal


Workshop organization and logistics:

Christie de Vrij – Building on Events –

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