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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")

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 

Thursday - 23 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

Friday- 24 May 2019 - Martin's Brussels EU Hotel

EABA Standardization of Algae Biomass Workshop (room Jade)

09.00 Opening : All about Algae Standardization: Bert van Asselt 

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

Panel #2 : Algae standardization worldwide

Coffee break

Panel #3 : Standards relevant to microalgae

Sandwich lunch and networking opportunity

Panel #4 : Standards relevant to microalgae

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

Coffee break

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

Workshop conclusions

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


Martin's Brussels EU Hotel
Boulevard Charlemagne 80

1000 Brussels


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Martin's Brussels EU hotel 4*:

Room rate from €180

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Boulevard Charlemagne 25 / 27

1000 Brussels


Room rate from € 127

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Boulevard Charlemagne 50

1000 Brussels


Room rate from €140

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