Microalgae contain large amounts of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates, all of which can be used for different high end applications. Residual products can be sold as biofuels, reducing the cost of production. Biorefinery can ensure that quality products can be isolated and after that sold. Currently, many eyes are the biorefinery process and the developments aimed to obtain financial viable applications. During the 8th International Algae Congress these developments will be discussed.
Many pilots have started, the 8th IAC14 likes to give an overview of all European initiatives, what is the size and value of the starting "industry"? And finances are needed for upscaling, how to obtain them? What about the regulations and the cultivation rights for the upcoming business? Good advises of experts will be given during the two days in Belgium (Ghent).
The 8th International Algae Congress in Belgium will also address new developments in algae production and harvesting. Most ongoing projects utilize the classical biotechnology method. The cultivation of algae with CO2 and a food source. What possibilities does the new biotechnology bring to algae cultivation? Are we going to grow algae in the dark in the future in order to reduce costs?