Despite their high potential, the large-scale algal biomass production technologies are not popular because the systems for biomass production, separation, drainage, and conversion into energy carriers are difficult to explicitly assess and balance, considering the ecological and economical concerns.Most of the studies presented in the literature have been carried out on a small, laboratory scale. This significantly limits the possibility of obtaining reliable data for a comprehensive assessment of the efficiency of such solutions. The algae industrial revolutions have proved to be a significant step to realize the growing need for energy and achieving the sustainable development,

Concept programme

13:00 – Opening

  • Webinar welcome and EABA presentation (5 min) – Jean-Paul Cadoret
  • Aim and framework of this technical webinar by the Chair – Gabriel Acien

13:10 – Pitch presentations from each participant in a row (1 minute for each participant)

14:15 – Overview of industrial scale microalgae processes – Gabriel Acien

14:45 – Technologies for large scale microalgae production –  10 min + 5 Q&A 

  • Heterotrophic production of microalgae – Bruno Sommer (Biotrend), D
  • Microalgae harvesting and cell disruption technologies – Dominik Krienke (GEA Westfalia), D
  • Membrane based harvesting – Pieter Boelens (Liqoflux), NL
  • Sustainability of microalgae related processes – Teresa M. Mata (FEUP), P

16:15 – Break

16:30 – Industrial case studies – 10 min + 5 Q&A

  • The use of Green Wall Panels (GWP®) for microalgae cultivation – Liliana Rodolfi 
    (Fotosintetica & Microbiologica), I
  • Combined production with PBR and Cascade Raceways in 10 ha – Edgar Santos (A4F), P
  • Microalgae cultivation based in resource recovery from wastewater – Arbib Zouhayr (Aqualia), E
  • Agriculture related applications – Joaquin Pozo (Biorizon Biotech), E

Mini break

  • Delivery of a 30 m3 Phyco-Flow and Production Chain – Marco Lizzul (Varicon Aqua), UK
  • Tubular photobioreactors for aquaculture applications – Marieke Vanthoor (LGEM), NL
  • Food related applications of autotrophic biomass – Carlos Unamunzaga  (Fitoplancton Marino), E
  • Nutraceuticals and high value applications – Olivier Lepine (Algosource), F

18:30 – Conclusions and debate – Gabriel Acien

18:45 – Closure – Jean-Paul Cadoret

19:00 – End of the webinar

More information:

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  • Times are displayed in Central European Time (CET).
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Gabriel Acien – Professor Titular de Universidad en Universidad de Almería, Spain

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