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Microalgae (including the cyanobacteria) are established commercial sources of high-value chemicals such as β-carotene, astaxanthin, docosahexaenoic acid, eicosahexaenoic acid, phycobilin pigments and algal extracts for use in cosmetics. Microalgae are also increasingly playing a role in cosmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and functional foods. In the last few years, there has been renewed interest in microalgae as commercial sources of these and other high-value compounds, driven in part by the attempts to develop commercially viable biofuels from microalgae. This paper briefly reviews the main existing and potential high-value products which can be derived from microalgae and considers their commercial development with a particular focus on the various aspects which need to be considered on the path to commercialization, using the experience gained in the commercialization of existing algae products.

Concept programme

  • Time: 13.00 – 19.00 h (CET)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Michael Borowitzka, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Sammy Boussiba, Ben Gurion University, Israel 
  • Roberto De Philippis, UNIFI, Italy 
  • Inna Khozin-Goldberg, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Soshanna Arad, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Baruch Dach, AlgaeCore Ltd, Israel
  • Patricia HarveyUniversity of Greenwich, UK, 
  • Omer Grundman, Solabia-Algatech Nutrition, Israel
  • Orri Bjornssson, Algalif, Iceland


Concept programme:

13.00 Webinar opening
Webinar welcome and EABA presentation (5 min) – Jean-Paul Cadoret

Aim and framework of this technical webinar by the Chair – Sammy Boussiba (Israel)

13.10 Pitch presentations from each participant in a row (1 minute for each participant) – 40 expected

14.30 Global overview about high value products from microalgae – Sammy Boussiba (Ben-Gurion University – Israel) 40 min. + 5 min. for Q&A

15.15 High value products from algae: Yesterday, today & tomorrow – 10 min. + 5 min. for Q&A, Michael Borowitzka, Murdoch University, Australia

15.30 Break

Case studies – 10 min + 5 Q&A
16.00 Omega’s from micro-algae a survey! Inna Khozin-Goldberg, Ben Gurion University, Israel (20 min)

16.25 Are the cyanobacterial exopolysaccharides suitable for developing high value industrial products? Roberto De Philippis, UNIFI, Italy

16.40 Sulfated polysaccharides of red microalgae: the unlimited potentialSoshanna Arad, Ben Gurion University, Israel

16.55 ‘High-value’ carotenoids from Dunaliella salina: phytoene and 9-cis β-carotene, Patricia Harvey, University of Greenwich, UK

17.10 A fresh view on high value products and novel Spirulina-based ingredients, Baruch Dach, AlgaeCore Ltd, Israel

17.25 What next for astaxanthin? Orri Bjornsson, Algalif, Iceland

17.40 Beta-glucans: new opportunity for microalgae, Omer GrundmanSolabia-Algatech Nutrition, Israel

17.55 Conclusions & debate – Sammy Boussiba, Israel

Closure Jean Paul Cadoret, EABA

19.00 End of the webinar

More information:
  • The webinar organization is developed with the support of Building on Events as in 2020.
  • Times are displayed in Central European Time (CET).
  • The webinars will use the Zoom platform provided by EurA (EABA Member).


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Sammy Boussiba –Vice-President of EABA, Ben Gurion University, Israel. Leading world expert in microalgae biotechnologies.

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