With the 2030 EU Climate Target Plan, the Commission proposes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to at least 55% below 1990 levels by 2030. 

This proposal puts forward a comprehensive plan to increase the European Union’s target for 2030 towards 55% in a responsible way. It is also in line with the Paris Agreement objective to keep the global temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to keep it to 1.5°C.

The impact assessment accompanying the proposal prepares the ground for adapting climate and energy policies to help decarbonise the European economy.
This includes determining the future role of carbon pricing and its interaction with other policies.

The Aim of this Workshop is to determine whether and to what extent the EU Algae sector can contribute to reduce carbon emissions in Europe and hence support the EU Climate Target Plan. While carbon capture is rather straight forward regarding algae biomass growth, impact of production technologies, biomass use (CCU) and eventually biomass storage (CCS), on the other hand, need to be discussed and clarified.

EABA jointly with DG-MARE has set up this “Algae Carbon Capture and UseWorkshop to share up-to-date knowledge and mostly stimulate discussions between experts and stakeholders to establish together efficient recommendations in the scope of algae CCU, CCS and related carbon markets.

Sponsored by

ALGIECEL was founded to take part in solving the challenge of converting the CO2 emissions from today´s production processes into feasible business opportunities. The company uses natural microalgae organisms, a highly compact and high-yield photobioreactor technology fitted into standard shipping containers, and a revenue-sharing business model to offer carbon capture as a service to industrial clients.

The microalgae biomass is CO2 neutral, vegan, and natural. It can be split into a protein and an oil fraction. The protein fraction will be applied in aquaculture feed, is very high in protein and contains omega-3, food-grade vitamins, and carotenoids. The oil fraction will be applied in cosmetics, and is also high in omgea-3, contains food-grape vitamins, and carotenoids. 

ALGIECEL was founded in 2021 by Henrik Busch-Larsen, who also co-founded Unibio – a leading sustainable protein company.

The team consists of highly skilled people who hold leadership experience from notable companies such as Maersk, Falck, Nestlé among others.


Monday 18th September

19.00 – 22.00: Social gathering, dinner evening  at restaurant Le Poet (Renaissance hotel)
– recommended for networking
– addition registration € 40 for the participants in the workshop
– 75% of the people attending are joining
– 3 course dinner with drinks
– please let us know any diets you might follow

Tuesday 19th September

8.00 Welcome coffee at the foyer of the Renaissance hotel

8.15 Opening of the workshop by Vítor Verdelho, General Manager, EABA, Portugal
8.30 Introduction from the European Commission
– Algae context in the EU – Maris Stulgis, European CommissionDG Mare
– Proposal for a EU Regulation on Carbon Removals Certification. Giulio Volpi, European Commission, DG CLIMA
– Algae derived materials in EU fertilising products, Theodora NikolakopoulouDG GROW
– Energy challenges and EU roadmap (tbc), Alexandre Dedo, European Commssion, DG Energy

9.30 Algae & carbon, where do we stand?

  • Seaweed carbon uptake and sequestration – Dr Karen Dexter, Institute of Marine Research – Norway
  • Reducing CO2 emissions from industrial facilities with microalgae – Olivier Lepine, CSTO Algosource – France
  • LCA tool to determine the carbon impact of Algae production and use – Dr Jean Baptiste Thomas,
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology – Sweden

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Round table: Carbon credits with a business perspective, what is missing?

  • Opening presentation by Jascha Jäger, ALGIECEL, Denmark – ALGIECEL
    – BioSolutions for Decarbonization
  • Frédérique Ferey, Holcim,  France
  • Ana Morao, Corbion, Netherlands 
  • Sylvain Carcelle,  CarbonWorks,  Germany

12.00 Buffet lunch in the restaurant and networking break

13.00 Parallel sessions (3 turning working groups)
WG1 => Algae production & use, what is the Carbon balance? Chair: Olivier Lepine
WG2 => Can Algae be an alternative source of existing compounds? Chair: EABA
WG3 => Algae eligibility for compensation carbon credits… is LCA-GWP the right indicator?
Chair: Jean-Baptiste Thomas

14.00 Parallel sessions (3 turning working groups), see above

15.00 Coffee break

15.30 Parallel sessions (3 turning working groups), see above

16.30 Closure

16.45 End of the workshop

The Renaissance hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the vibrant European District, within walking distance of the Luxembourg train station and bus stop, and the Trône subway.

We have arranged special rates for your stay in the Renaissance hotel. The fee  is € 249 including breakfast, using this link. (make sure you select as dates 18-19 September).

For those driving and using GPS, please use the parking address: ‘Rue du Parnasse 15, 1050 Brussels‘.

On-site parking is available at the following rates:

  • 3 EUR Hourly
  • 29 EUR Daily
  • 15 EUR Daily for overnight weekend guests

co organized with
DG Climate / DG MARE

Monique Ras, EABA

Maris Stulgis – DG Mare – European Commission

Fees Brussels: Fees for this workhop (live in Brussels) are €449 (regular fee) and €299 for EABA members. The fee includes lunch and coffee breaks and part of the dinner. Dinner tickets can be bought à € 40 when booked in advance, you can order 1 or 2 dinner tickets (to bring a partner or colleague). Only in combination with a workshop ticket.

The workshop fees will be increased €100 five days prior to the event. EABA members make use of the reduced membership rate. First click ‘Yes I am a member’ and your membership number will be shown, if not please use your membership number as found on your EABA invoice in the registration form to obtain the reduced fee. When you are interested to become a member, please ask. For more info: lisandra.meinerz@eaba-association.org.

Instructions for the dinner, route description etc will be send to you a few days in advance or you find it on the website.

We have arranged special rates for your stay in the Renaissance hotel. The fee  is € 249 including breakfast, using this link. (make sure you select as dates 18-19 September).

When you need an invoice to make a bank transfer, fill out all details in the registration form and send an e-mail to info@algaeworkshops.org. The invoice can be prepared by the organisers. Please note: all payments have to be made before the start of the webinar.

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