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Global fossil fuels supplies dwindling


Fast-growing, easily utilised marine algae which fix carbon dioxide


Oil production from cultivated micro-organisms


Energy readily convertible from marine plants

Welcome to the BioMara project

The Sustainable Fuels from Marine Biomass project, BioMara, was a joint UK and Irish project that aimed to demonstrate the feasibility and viability of producing third generation biofuels from marine biomass.


The science investigated macroalgae (seaweeds) and microalgae (single-celled plants) for their potential to provide sustainable fuel. (See Overview for more information.) In addition, the project studied the environmental, social and economic impacts of using marine biofuel.

Staying informed

A key remit of BioMara was to engage with the wider community. Our stakeholders were kept in touch with research developments through newsletters and meetings to learn how BioMara may help with long-term energy needs, business development or social projects. Now the project has ended, information is still available on this site, but there are other projects which may interest you. More information here...

BioMara News and Events are publicised regularly on the website.


BioMara had six scientific partner institutes, led by the Scottish Association for Marine Science on the West Coast of Scotland, and employs 30 staff. Meet the Team...

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BioMara is supported by the INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

BioMara project is also funded by: