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An Overview of the Algae Industry in Europe

Producers, production systems, species, biomass uses, other steps in the value chain and socio-economic data

Enhanced EU production and use of algae can help ensuring sustainable food and farming systems, economic circularity and bio-based products. This potential of algae to provide viable and sustainable alternative food and feed materials and to produce other bio-based products is recognised in the Sustainable Blue Economy Communication and other policy instruments.

The updated JRC algae industry database provides an improved overview on the algae industry sector in Europe based on information from 548 enterprises, based in 20 EU Member States as well as in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and the UK operating at different steps of the algae value chain: producing, processing, and services (which includes technology providers, R&D enterprises, consultancy enterprises, and traders/exporters).

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