(09 February 2022) – Several institutions and organisations are launching a stakeholder platform, called EU4Algae, to accelerate the development of a European algae industry and promote algae for nutrition and other uses among consumers and businesses.
Outside of the culinary realm, algae have turned into a go-to feedstock for sustainable industrial applications, such as biodegradable plastics.
Moreover, their production helps improving ocean health by reducing carbon dioxide, phosphorus and nitrogen in marine ecosystems. They are also a nursery and hide-out for many marine animals, promoting underwater biodiversity.
The EU4Algae platform will be a unique space for collaboration among European algae stakeholders including algae farmers, producers, sellers, consumers, technology developers as well as business-support organisations, investors, public authorities, academia, researchers and NGOs.
It will also act as a single information hub on algae funding calls, projects, business-related information, intelligence and best practices.