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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. Spirulina production is the oldest and the largest microalgae business activity in volume. Therefore is very relevant to bring together the main stakeholders 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.

"When we say Spirulina we refer to a ‘brand’ related with the microalgae Arthrospira that belongs to the cyanobacteria taxonomic group"


01. All about Spirulina (Mario Tredici and Avigad Vonshak wordwide recognized experts)

02. Vision for the future from large production companies

03. New ideas for Spirulina producers (Potential for Arthrospira + Nostoc + Aphanizomenon + Anabaena)

04. Fresh Spirulina trend analysis (as differentiating product from current dried biomass)

05. Vision from Spiruliniers across Europe

06. Biorefinery and phycocyanin production trends

07. New production technologies for growth, harvesting, processing (drying or freezing) and formulation and packaging

08. Presentation of Spirulina Market Outlook Meticulous Research (first comprehensive study)

09. Regulatory experience debate from Parry Agro (the first certified company) & other

10. The buyers perpective (Spirulina buyers for the health food sector are invited)

WORKSHOP CHAIR: Prof. Mario Tredici

EABA Honorary President. Professor Florence University, Italy. Leading world expert in microalgae biotechnologies. Pioneer in Spirulina research.

Wednesday 13 November 2019

20.00 Welcome dinner (registered participants only) 

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

Thursday 14 November 2019

08.00 Opening presentation - "Spirulina: From lakes to reactors and everything in between”: Prof. Avigad Vonshak 

09.00 Panel #1 - Production constrains

10.00 Panel #2 - Market Study: Meticulous Research & EABA

11.00 Coffee-break 

11.30 Panel #3 - Spirulina Biorefinery

12.30 Networking lunch

13.30 Panel #4 - Regulatory: Spirulina and Phycocyanin 

14.30 Panel #5 - Food, Feed & Health utilization trends

15.30 Coffee-break

15.45 Panel #6 - Non Food & Feed Applications

16.30 Workshop conclusions

17.00 Workshop closure


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

(All prices exclude 20% VAT)

  • EABA Member Registration (€399) Note: Must be current member in good standing
    Contact Mrs. Isa Putman to request the reduced fee code
  • Regular Registration (€599)
  • Spirulina growers  (€195)
    Contact Mrs. Isa Putman to request the reduced fee code
  • Dinner Registration online (€50) on-site (€60)


CROWNE Plaza Montpellier

190, Rue d’Argencourt

3400 Montpellier


Room rate - 140 € single room and 160 € double room 


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