The European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) aims to promote a strong link between science, technology and business in the algae biomass sector. Seaweed cultivation for multiple purposes is very relevant for the algae biomass sector. It is very relevant to bring together the main stakeholders for knowledge exchange and collaboration. 



The technical webinar has a compact format with a panel- based organization. Each panel has a specific topic and a duration of approximately 1 hour; 20 minutes for the presentation of the topic and 40 minutes for discussion and conclusions. Each panel has a reference topic and the participants in the panel will be volunteers from the participant group. All the participants will have the opportunity to present and ask questions following the workshop format. There will be minutes or summary from the event with the key conclusions for each panel. 

Webinar Programme

Tuesday April 21

14.00 – 15:00 Dry run with all participants. Introduction of all participants, start getting to know eachother.

Wednesday April 22

09:30 Welcome and EABA presentation
Why this technical webinar – Jean-Paul Cadoret – EABA President

09:40 Opening presentation: All about Seaweed Valorization – 
Pi Nyvall Collén, Scientific Director Olmix Group

10:30 – 11:00 Pitch presentations Part I (2 min + 1 min Q&A) of each participant. Who are you? (the objective is that all the participants know who are the others and what they do, so that they understand their questions)

11:00 – 11:30 Time for your own coffee or tea and a small walk 🙂

11:30 – 13:00 Pitch presentations Part II (2 min + 1 min Q&A) of each participant. Who are you? 

13:00 Break for your lunch and opportunity for networking in chat

14:00 Algae Biomass status in Europe: key findings from the EC JRC study – Rita Araujo Ph.D. – Scientific Officer DG JRC – Joint Research Centre

The perspective from companies

14:20 Jon Funderud – SES

14:35 Yossi Tal – Seakura

14:50 Cécile Le GuillardGroupe Roullier

15:05 Aurélie LoaëcCargill

The perspective from academia

15:20 Jorunn Skjermo – SINTEF

15:35 Erik Malta – CTAQUA

15:50 Jaap van Hal – TNO

16:05 – 16:20 Time for a coffee or tea

16:20 North Sea Farm approach on seaweed value chain development and valorisation – Koen van Swam – Stichting Noordzeeboerderij

The perspective from the European Commission

16:35 Round table – Andrea Weber – European Commission

16:50 Webinar conclusions and closure – 
Pi Nyvall Collén, Scientific Director Olmix Group

17:00 Aimed time to end the webinar


Please note: times are displayed in Central European Time (CET) UTC+2.

Acadian Seaplants
AgriSearch innovations srl
Alexandra Mosch Unternehmensberatung
ALGAplus Lda
AlgEn, Algal Technology Centre
Archimede Ricerche S.r.l.
CTAQUA – Aquaculture Technological Centre
EABA Association
European Commission
Fluid Air/ Spraying Systems
Groupe Roullier
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
North Sea Farm
Ocean Rainforest
Pisiccultura do Vale da Lama
Rocket Cluster (Metal Production UAB)
Royal Greenland Seafood A/S
Stichting Noordzeeboerderij
SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG
Technological University Dublin
University of Messina
Vistum ehf

Pi Nyvall Collén


Wish list definition of research needs
Regulatory needs statement formulation
Wish list for EABA actions related activities
Identification of emerging trends

More information

The workshop model was successfully used in 6 EABA Workshops in 2019. It is not a conference, but rather a unique opportunity for learning and sharing knowing the key players.


Workshop Chair:

Pi Nyvall Collén, Scientific Director Olmix Group, Leading expert in seaweed biotechnologies. 

Workshop coordination:

Jean-Paul Cadoret – President of EABA, CSO ALGAMA, France
Vítor Verdelho – General Manager of EABA; Council Member of the Executive Committee of ISAP – International Society for Applied Phycology; Member of the Board A4F – Algae for Future, sa, Portugal 

Workshop organization and logistics:

Christie de Vrij – Building on Events – christie@buildingonevents.com

contact us

Email us at info@algaeworkshops.org, or fill in the form below.