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