EAS Webinar – Sustainable seaweed production in Europe: economic and environmental insights from the GENIALG project

GENIALG partner, Sander van den Burg from Wageningen Economic Research (WUR) will give an EAStalk webinar entitled, Sustainable seaweed production in Europe: economic and environmental insights from the GENIALG project on 7 July 2020 at 14:00 (CET Brussels time).

Sander is senior researcher in Aquaculture and Mariculture at WUR. Since 2011, Sander has studied the development of seaweed value chains, including economic feasibility, Life Cycle Impacts as well as valuation of ecosystem services and True Pricing. He is currently involved in the Horizon 2020 projects GENIALG, UNITED, and FutureEUAqua and various other national and international research projects.

In this webinar, Sander will zoom in on the feasibility of producing and processing seaweeds in Europe from an economic and market perspective. Drawing upon results from GENIALG, the webinar will discuss current trends in seaweed cultivation and use, focusing on the detail of the developments in the five markets studied in GENIALG which are alginates, bio-stimulants, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and bioplastics. The webinar will include recommendations for the future development of the European seaweed industry.

More information and registration for the webinar is available here