TransAlgae seminar in Vaasa

Wednesday 12. September 09:00 - Wednesday 12. September 2018 12:00

The Nordic TransAlgae project organizes an open seminar the 12th of September in Vaasa for everybody interested in the production of micro- and macroalgae biomass from waste streams and using that biomass for energy production. The researchers will present their latest results.

TransAlgae is a three year project. The partners are University of Vaasa, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Nattviken Invest AB, Biofuel Region Bfr AB and NIBIO.

The goal of the project is to implement innovative solutions for the production of micro- and macroalgae biomass from waste streams at industrial scale. To reach the goal the project will also develop a cost and energy efficient scalable cultivation system and methods for transforming algal biomass for energy production and high value products.

  • Time: Sept 12th, 9 AM- noon
  • Place: Auditorium B1022, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Wolffintie 30, Vaasa

PROGRAMME

Time

Presenter and title of presentation

9:00

Welcome words

9:05

Ida Norberg, BioFuel Region: TransAlgae – the project

9:20

Michael Roleda, The Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines:

Seaweed 101: Basic and applied phycology (Seaweed for food applications)

9:35

Sandra Lage, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Different methods for

algal cultivation

9:50

coffee break

10:05

Hugo Wikström, Nattviken Invest Ab: Development of cultivation system as a SME

10:20

Carolin Nuortila, University of Vaasa: Treating wastewater with the help of

microalgae

10:35

Francesco Gentili, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Potential algal

biomass utilization

10:50

break

11:05

Andreas Willfors, Novia University of Applied Sciences: Why biogas from algae?

11:20

Ulf Söderlind, Mid Sweden University: Conversion of biomass to biodiesel

11:35

Petra Berg, University of Vaasa: Micro and macro algae based products and

services in the Nordic marketing system

11:50

Finishing words

More about the TransAlgae projet:

http://biofuelregion.se/projekt/transalgae/

Further information:

Carolin Nuortila, University of Vaasa, tel. +35829 449 8244, carolin.nuortila(at)univaasa.fi

Petra Berg, University of Vaasa,  tel. +358 29 449 8600, petra.berg(at)univaasa.fi

Andreas Willfors, University of Applied Sciences Novia, +358 44 780 5738, andreas.willfors(at)novia.fi