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september, 2019

04sep09:3016:30Algae biomass for a sustainable futureUmeå


We are inviting you to take part in our final conference where we will present our results from the project TransAlgae. You will hear all about how to cultivate, harvest, extract, transform and value for the society from Scandinavian micro- and macro algae.

Place:                 P-O Bäckström, SLU, Umeå

Time:                  September 4, 09.30 – 16.30

Contact:             Francesco.Gentili@slu.se or Barbro.Kalla@biofuelregion.se


Key note speaker – Fredrik Gröndahl

Head of Department for Sustainable Development Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED) at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH Stockholm

Key note speaker – Luisa Gouveia,

Head of Autotrophic Microalgae Group

Bioenergy Unit, National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG), Lisbon Portugal

Cultivation & Harvesting – 1

Algae cultivation at high latitudes: obstacles and opportunities, Francesco Gentili, SLU

Environmental benefits of microalgae biomass production, Carolin Nuortila. Vaasa

12.00 Lunch
13.00 Cultivation and harvesting – 2
Factors influencing the biomass production of the green macroalga Ulva lactuca from the high latitudes in North Norway and its use for a pre-commercial application. Ralf Rautenberger, NIBIO
Indoor cultivation in bags and two different ways of harvesting and Computer vision as a method to identify algae, Andrea Gambardella, Nattviken
Characterisation of algal biomass, Calle Niemi, SLU
Coffe and exhibition

Algae Hydrothermal liquefaction and carbonization, MIUN

Feasibility of Algae as a Substrate for Nordic Biogas Production, Andreas Willfors, Novia UAS

Socio – economic value (System analysis)
Amazing Algae and the Road Ahead, Petra Berg, Vasa University
17.00 END



(Onsdag) 09:30 - 16:30