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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

Nordic Council meeting

At the invitation of the Faroese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ian Macfarlane presented BioMara to a meeting of the Nordic Council in June

In June, Ian Macfarlane presented BioMara, at the invitation of the Faroese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to a meeting of the Nordic Council in Tórshavn, capital of the Faroe Islands.  The meeting, entitled “Seas the Future”, and timed to coincide with Oceans Day on 8th June, focussed on management of the exploitation of the North Atlantic area.  As well as BioMara, Scotland was represented by Angus MacNeill, MP for the Western Isles, and representatives of Marine Scotland and NAFC in Shetland.  Parliamentarians from the Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and the EU attended what proved a lively meeting.  Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen, Faroese Prime Minister, took a very active part in proceedings as well as hosting an excellent dinner with traditional Faroese, Icelandic and Greenland music for speakers at the conference.  Given that the focus of the meeting was very much on fisheries, the non-fish components: shipping, marine spatial planning, climate change and, above all, fuels from algae, provided both additional interest and some light relief from the more intense fisheries discussions and vexed questions of mackerel, seal and whale capture. 

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