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Publication | 3 June 2019

Report on the Community of Practice Workshop: Algae production in Europe: status, challenges and future developments

This publication is a Conference and Workshop report by the European Commission’s Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy.

The title of the workshop was "Algae production in Europe: status, challenges and future developments"

It connected relevant specialists from the algae industry, Commission services and other organisations related to algae biomass in Europe and was held in Brussels on the 27th of February.

The workshop on Algae production in Europe focused on the following topics:

  • Availability and quality of information on the algae production in Europe;
  • The regulatory framework related to algae production and commercial applications with a particular focus on food but also non-food algae uses;
  • The constraints, needs and opportunities for the sustainable development of the sector.

The points presented in this report summarise the views expressed by the participants and do not imply a policy position of the European Commission.