About the Conference

The Projects

GENIALG is a Horizon 2020 funded, four-year Blue Growth project. GENIALG’s overall objective is to boost the European Blue Economy by designing high-yielding seaweed cultivation systems. GENIALG aims to increase the production and sustainable exploitation of two high biomass yielding species of European seaweed: the brown alga Saccharina latissima (sugar kelp) and the green alga Ulva spp. (sea lettuce). GENIALG will transfer its major outcomes to science, industry, policy and society.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 727892 (GENIALG). This publication/multimedia product/presentation reflects reflects the views of the author and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which might be made of the information contained therein.

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IDEALG is a 10-year project supported by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche via the Investment Expenditure Programme.  IDEALG focuses on diversifying and expanding the exploitation of local seaweed into high value compounds for human and animal food, plant care, biomaterials, cosmetics and green chemistry as well as promoting access to the biomass for harvesting and aquaculture. Consistently the study of consequences related to seaweed exploitation on the environment, economy and society have been carried out to highlight any potential issues and guarantee sustainable guidelines for the future.

IDEALG is supported by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche via the Investment Expenditure Programme IDEALG Grant ANR-10-BTBR-04.

 

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What to Expect

A four-day open-door, joint final international conference for the IDEALG and GENIALG projects. IDEALG and GENIALG, have been working to develop research to transfer knowledge and technology to develop the seaweed sector in France and Europe for sustainable utilisation and processing of macroalgae into high value compounds.

  • Scientific Talks
  • Round Table Discussions
  • Keynote Lectures
  • Poster Sessions
  • PhD Sessions
  • Seaweed Cookery Demonstration 

Who should attend?

All seaweed stakeholders are invited to join us to hear everything you need to know about:

  • Diversifying and expanding the exploitation of seaweed into high value compounds for human and animal food, plant care, biomaterials, cosmetics and green chemistry
  • High-yielding seaweed cultivation systems
  • Production and sustainable exploitation of brown alga Saccharina latissima (sugar kelp) and green alga Ulva spp. (sea lettuce)
  • Economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of cultivating and refining seaweed biomass
  • Impact of seaweed exploitation on the environment, economy and society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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