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Liaising with other EU regional projects

In May BioMara hosted visitors from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), who are part of the European Regional Development Fund supported project, SUBMARINER.

BioMara hosted five visitors at the Scottish Marine Institute in May.  Emma Risen, Joseph Santhi Pechsiri, Fredrik Gröndahl, Maria E Malmström, and Eva Blidberg from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), are part of the European Regional Development Fund supported project, SUBMARINER, which aims to improve the Baltic Sea environment and its economies through innovative and sustainable use of marine resources.

A number of their regional strategies involve algae cultivation and they talked with the BioMara team about various aspects of algal cultivation and digestion, including the environmental aspects of macroalgae growth. Problems in the Baltic include seaweed growth and Sweden, as a world leader in anaerobic digestion technology, is interested in the potential use of seaweed in mixed digestor feedstocks. There were various potential collaborative opportunities between BioMara and Submariner.

After a very productive meeting at the institute, the Swedish team were taken by Lars Brunner to visit the longline seaweed cultivation in Loch Melfort.

Dr Michele Stanley, lead scientist of BioMara, has been invited as a keynote speaker to the Submariner conference in September:

“Present and Potential uses of Algae – a cooperation event”
28-29 September 2011, Trelleborg, Sweden

See the Submariner website for further details:

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