23-24 May 2019

EABA Standardization of Algae Biomass Workshop

Martin's Brussels Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

The European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) aims to promote a strong link between science, technology and business in the algae biomass sector. 

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: Bert van Asselt

Since 2016 with standardization of algae (first as chairman of the CEN/BT/WG 218, and now as chairman of CEN/TC 454 "Algae and algae products")

Supported by Marjolein van der Spiegel

CEN/TC WG 4 Food/Feed convenor

EABA Coordination

Joachim Henjes

Member of EABA Steering Board; Member of the NA 172-00-16 “Algae and algae products“; Alfred Wegener Institute

Silvio Mangini

EABA Steering Board Member; Archimede Ricerche srl gruppo a&a F.lli Parodi 

Wednesday - 22 May 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 - 23 May 2019 - Martin's Brussels EU Hotel

EABA Standardization of Algae Biomass Workshop

08.00 Opening : All about Algae Standardization: Bert van Asselt

09.00 Panel #1 : Status of standards development by CEN/TC 454

10.00 Panel #2 : Algae standardization worldwide

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Panel #3 : Standards relevant to microalgae

12.30 Sandwich lunch and networking opportunity

13.30 Panel #4 : Standards relevant to microalgae

14.30 Panel #5 : Future steps and schedule, and necessary contributions

15.30 Coffee break

15.45 Panel #6 : Potential economic impact for the standardization in the algae sector

16.45 Workshop conclusions

17.00 Workshop closure


  • Clear dissemination about the current status
  • Wish list definition of research needs
  • List of priorities for Standardization of Algae Biomass 
  • Identification of emerging trends

REGISTRATION FEES (All prices exclude 21% VAT)

  • EABA Member Registration (€399) Note: Must be current member in good standing. Contact Mrs. Isa Putman i.putman@dlg.org to request the reduced fee code
  • Regular Registration (€599)
  • Panel Member Registration (€399 EABA members / €599 - regular)
  • Registration for 2 Workshops

    If you are interested in attending 2 workshops: Novel Food for Algae Biomass and Standardization of Algae Biomass, request the reduced fee code ( discount €95,-) Mrs. Isa Putman i.putman@dlg.org

  • Dinner registration pre registration €10 / registration on site €50


Martin's Brussels EU Hotel
Boulevard Charlemagne 80

1000 Brussels


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Reduced room rates are available to attendees. Please book through the links below to take advantage of these negotiated rates. Preferred hotel rates end April 26th.

Martin's Brussels EU hotel room rates:

22 May 2019 - 179€

23 May 2019 - 199 €

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New Hotel Charlemagne 4* (180 m from the workshop location)

Boulevard Charlemagne 25 / 27

1000 Brussels


Room rate from € 127

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First Euroflat Hotel 4* (70 m from the workshop location)

Boulevard Charlemagne 50

1000 Brussels


Room rate from €140

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