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Global fossil fuels supplies dwindling


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


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Oil production from cultivated micro-organisms


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Energy readily convertible from marine plants

Celebrating BioMara

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A dinner, hosted by Sir John Arbuthnott, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, was held on Thursday 15 November 2012 to share the findings of the project with politicians, policy makers, businesses, community representatives and academia. A brochure summarising the results of the project was also launched.

On Thursday 15 November 2012 around 60 people gathered at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to celebrate the advances made by the BioMara project. For the past four years, the project has been investigating the feasibility and viability of using marine biomass from seaweeds and microalgae as a source for biofuels.

The dinner, hosted by Sir John Arbuthnott, President of the RSE, welcomed guests from the Scottish Government, the wider community, academia and business. The funders and the six project partners from Ireland (Dundalk Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Sligo), Northern Ireland (University of Ulster, Queens University) and Scotland (SAMS, University of Strathclyde) were also present to share their findings. Click the link below to download the brochure highlighting the findings from the project.

Celebrating BioMara : final brochure

Following a summary by the the project leader Dr Michele Stanley, several short presentations highlighting the various benefits of the project were given by Mike Russell MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning in the Scottish Government), Bob Hannah (Department of Energy, Ireland), Paul Boylan (Special EU Programmes Body) and Professor Mike Cowling (The Crown Estate).

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