The event was an opportunity for partners to meet face to face and discuss progress with cultivating and harvesting algae in the three pilot facilities, and an opportunity to discuss planned feed trials in France.
The three-day event started with a tour of the facilities in Swansea, followed by in-depth discussions. All agreed the event was an important milestone for the project.
“Bringing everyone together in this way has given us a good grounding from which to embark on our final year with ALG-AD,” said Professor Carole Llewellyn, the project’s principle investigator. “We were able to agree on crucial decisions needed to ensure the project moves forward smoothly.
“This is an extremely important year for us, and this workshop has meant we are starting it off in the best possible way; with clarity and coordination.”
The Alg-Ad team
Dr Claudio Fuentes Grünewald discusses the workings of the bioreactor at Swansea University with ALG-AD colleagues from Belgium and France