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Invitation to Algae seminar in Bodö

7 september, 2017

Invitation to Algae seminar in Bodö

Partners from the TransAlgae-project travels to Bodö for both a project meeting and arrangement of an algae seminar. The seminar is open for everyone and includes presentations from different parts of TransAlgae as well as algae research activities in the Bodö region.


Is it possible to cultivate algae in a Nordic climate and then use them as a fuel in your car? This is one of the questions that are going to be explored by the researchers and entrepreneurs in the TransAlgae project. The overall goal is to find new solutions for renewable energy and products from algae grown in a Nordic climate.

Algae seminar Bodø 5 October 2017

Time: October 5, 13-17
Place: Nordlandsforskning, Nord universitet, rom 3003, Bodø

Register for the seminar here.
Last day for registration, September 29.


13.00 Welcome, Stig Borgvang, NIBIO

13.10 TransAlgae – the project. Francesco Gentili, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

13.30 Seaweed cultivation at NIBIO and market for seaweed. Daniel Aluwini, Arctic Seaweed

13.50 Biochemical composition of edible seaweed – Michael Roleda, NIBIO

14.10 Microalgae research at NORD – avenues for new bio-industries, Kiron Viswanath, Nord University

14.30 Coffee and networking

15.00 Biogas from macroalgae. Andreas Willfors, Novia

15.20 Algae – hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL). Wennan Zhang, Mid Sweden University

15.40 Algae to future (A2F) – Stig Borgvang, NIBIO

16.00 Sustainable market potential for algae. Petra Berg, University of Vasa

16.20 Nordland’s Algal strategy and vision. Lars Andersen/Olav Nyholmen (tbc), Nordland Fylkeskommune

16.40 Spatial management and co-creation – Ingrid Bay-Larsen, Nordland research Institute

17.00 Final discussion and future prospective

17.20 End of seminar