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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. Haematococcus production for astaxanthin is the most valuable microalgae business activity. It is very relevant to bring together the main stakeholders in this Haematococcus workshop for knowledge exchange and collaboration.

The workshop has a compact format with a panel-based organization. Each panel has a specific topic and a duration of
1 hour; 20 minutes for the presentation of the topic and 40 minutes for discussion and conclusions. Each panel will have an invited chair, and the participants in the panel will be volunteers from the participant group. There will be minutes from the event with the key conclusions for each panel.

WORKSHOP CHAIR: Sammy Boussiba

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

Wednesday - 27 March 2019 - Thon Hotel Brussels, VIP Lounge Area

20.00 Welcome dinner (registered participants only) - VIP Lounge Area

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre

Avenue du Boulevard 17, Bolwerklaan 17

1210 Bruxelles, Brussels

Belgique, Belgium

During dinner: Networking and "Tour de table" with one minute presentation of each participant with several rounds

Thursday - 28 MARCH 2019 - Thon Hotel EU, Meeting room Brussel II and III


08.00 Opening - Sammy Boussiba "All about Haematococcus"

09.00 Panel #1 - Production constrains: from contamination to stress induction

10.00 Panel #2 - Haematococcus biorefinery: what else beyond astaxanthin?

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Panel #3 - Microalgae production and processing technologies

12.30 Sandwich lunch and networking opportunity

13.30 Panel #4 - Astaxanthin: Health benefits and clinical studies & Regulatory: Haematococcus and astaxanthin

14.30 Panel #5 - Analytics to guarantee the bio-origin of astaxanthin

15.30 Coffee break

15.45 Panel #6 - New product trends: synergies with astaxanthin

16.45 Workshop conclusions

17.00 Workshop closure

If you wish to become a panel member please contact Mr. Sammy Boussiba


  • Wish list definition of research needs
  • Regulatory needs statement formulation
  • Wish list for EABA actions related with Haematococcus and astaxanthin
  • Identification of emerging trends 

Attending companies: 

A4F Algae for future - Portugal

Algaecuticals - United Kingdom 

Algalif - Iceland

Algamo s.r.o. - Czech Republic

Algatechnologies Ltd - Israel
Algicel - Portugal

Algosource Technologies - France

AstaReal AB - Sweden

AstaReal US - USA

Astaco Technologies BV - Netherlands 

BDI Holding GmbH - Austria

BDI-BioLife Science - Austria

BlueBioTech International GmbH - Germany


Building on events - Netherlands

CEA - France

DLG Benelux - Netherlands

EABA - Italy

EFSA - Italy

EU DG Mare - Belgium

FjordAlg AS - Norway

Greentech Srl - Italy

Hopfenveredlung St. Johann GmbH - Germany

MC Biotech - Brunei

Milis Energy Srl. - Italy

Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory - Israel
Microphyt - France

MTS Marine Therapy Solutions GmbH - Germany

Plastica Alfa - Italy

Schott AG - Germany

Sea & Sun Technology GmbH - Germany

Technical University of Munich - Germany

Varicon Aqua Solutions Ltd - United Kingdom

Wageningen University - Netherlands

Water Spirit - Tunesia


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