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RELEVANCE

Global fossil fuels supplies dwindling


SUSTAINABILITY

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


BIOTECHNOLOGY

Oil production from cultivated micro-organisms


BIOFUEL

Energy readily convertible from marine plants

Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium

BioMara scientists from two of the partner institutes attended the 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium in April

In April, BioMara scientists from two of the partner institutes attended the 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium. It presented an excellent opportunity to network with other environmental researchers in Ireland. BioMara was well represented at the conference with Carlos Vanages of IT Sligo giving an oral presentation entitled "Optimisation of Seaweed Biomass Pre-treatment: an eco-friendly approach”.

There were 3 poster presentations.

The first presented by Alan Hernon of IT Sligo entitled  "The Production of Fuel From Algae: An Introduction to the BioMara Project"

the second "Anaerobic digestion of marine macroalgae Ascophyllum nodosum and Palmaria palmate" presented by Janet McKennedy of DKIT and

the 3rd presented by Brian Carpenter also of DKIT entitled "Isolation and characterization of novel laminarin degrading enzymes for use in Macroalgae to bioethanol industry.

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