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Algae Technology EUROPE - 5th Practical Short Course "Algae for Value Added Applications - 15 Years down the road What have we Achieved? What technology can make it work?"
Hotel Tivoli Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, June 12 & 13, 2014




5th Practical Short Course:
Algae for Value Added Applications - 15 Years Down the Road: What Have We Achieved? What Technology Can Make It Work?

Hotel Tivoli Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal - 12 & 13 June, 2014

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In this program, Smart Short Courses joins forces with Algae entrepreneur Dr. Koen Van Houtte. This is the 5th Algae Technology program after four successful editions in Europe (May 2011), San Diego, CA (April 2012), Europe (Dec 2012) and Phoenix AZ (June 2013)

Program FULLY CONFIRMED. The completely new program will look in detail at challenges in developing growing and harvesting algae for Value Added Applications Flours, Specialty Oils, Bioactives, Cosmetics, and Pharmaceuticals.

This program is made for companies and technicians, new business development and R&D as well as producers and marketeers creating novel products based on Algae.

Major topics in the technical program cover:

  • Markets, Trends and Challenges
  • Market Applications
  • Technology areas: Growing for Cell Harvesting
  • Downstream Processing

Target group

Investors and Fund Managers

Decision makers such as technicians, product formulators, plant engineers, processors, chemists and sales and marketing specialists.

Participants of previous programs said:
 "Finally a program that brings the basics"
 "This is the most relevant algae technology program so far"
 This program should have received rthe award for most relevant Algae event"
 "Mission accomplished"


Koenraad Vanhoutte PhD, NAVICULA

Backgrounder from recent literature:

An overview: biomolecules from microalgae for animal feed and aquaculture (Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2014, 21:6  doi:10.1186/2241-5793-21-6; Published: 19 May 2014)

Abstract: Despite being more popular for biofuel, microalgae have gained a lot of attention as a source of biomolecules and biomass for feed purposes. Algae farming can be established using land as well as sea and strategies can be designed in order to gain the products of specific interest in the optimal way. A general overview of the contributions of Algae to meet the requirements of nutrients in animal/aquaculture feed is presented in this study. In addition to its applications in animal/aquaculture feed, algae can produce a number of biomolecules including astaxanthin, lutein, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, phycobiliprotein, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs), beta-1,3-glucan, and pharmaceutical and nutraceutical compounds which have been reviewed with respect to their commercial importance and current status.
The review is further extended to highlight the adequate utilization of value added products in the feeds for livestock, poultry and aquaculture (with emphasis in shrimp farming).


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