Programme & speakers

Workshop programme:
Impact of standardization in the algae sector
9 May CEN-CENELEC Management Centre, Brussels​

9:00 – 9:45 Welcome coffee and registration
9:45 – 10:00 Welcome and opening presentation
Vítor Verdelho
president EABA
Bert van Asselt
Senior adviser Biomass-Bio-energy Netherlands Enterprise Agency
10:00 – 11:00 Algae based parameters / TG1 outcomes and quality characterizations industry: food and chemicals and suggestions/outcome from the CEN/BT/WG 218 work so far
A. General outcomes TG 1, including EG A Classification Topics in more detail:
Identification of Microalgae Strains and Macroalgae by using Molecular Biology (DNA) analysis (EG A)
Khadidja Romari, Metabolium
Determination of Algae total Lipids using the Rykebosch method
Alexandra Mosch, CEO MIAL GmbH
Measuring Method of Wet Samples based on Freeze drying and dry Samples
Silvio Mangini, Archimede Ricerche srl
B. General outcomes TG 4

  • Standards for Algae and food
  • Standards for Algae and chemicals (and cosmetics, pharmaceuticals)
Alexandra Mosch, CEO MIAL GmbH
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee/tea break
11:30 – 12:15 Algae-based products for biofuel production/TG 2 outcomes

TG 2 outcome on Characterization of algal oils (for biofuel production)

  • Which standards applicable for which topics

TG 2 outcome on Characterization of (algae) solid biomass (for biofuel production)

  • Quantification of Chlorophyll,
  • Standard in more detail:
  • Characterization of algal oils (for biofuel production)
  • Standards energy related on whish list(?)/for the future?

Area Calculation (TG 3)

Michael Kröger – Dbfz
Short CV
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch and networking break
13:15 – 14:00 Quality characterizations industry: feed

• Olmix – short introduction
• The resource -algae
• Regulations for the use of seaweed in feed
• Quality characterizations
• Impact of standardization

Pi Nyvall Collén, R&D Responsable, Olmix Group
14:00 – 14:45 Value and Size of Algae Biomass sector in Europe in 2016 and relevance of Standardization
Vítor Verdelho, president EABA
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee/tea break
15:15 – 16:00 Standardization, the process for the next 4 years

  • Background Mandate and work programme CEN / BT/WG 218 Algae
  • Short introduction (CEN) Standardization work
  • Outcomes not presented by the others (in more detail):
    • Algae
    • Terminology
  • Wish list of standards.
  • Next steps
Indra te Ronde, Standardization Consultant, NEN
Short CV
16:00 – 17:00 Panel discussion: What is your role and how can you contribute? Normalization and the impact on the sector.
Moderator: Bert van Asselt, Senior adviser Biomass-Bio-energy Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Panel members: Alexandra Mosch, Khadidja Romari, Pi Nyvall Collén, Indra te Ronde and Vítor Verdelho