Algae Biomass Novel Foods Workshop

The Novel Food Regulation (Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council) concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients applies to all foods and food ingredients that are to be placed on the market at this time. In particular, foods and food ingredients consisting of or derived from algae are explicitly mentioned. The effects of this regulation on the algae biomass novel foods are to be discussed at the Algae Biomass Novel Foods Workshop. The workshop will be held on 28-29 October 2014 in Cascais, Portugal.

What is the current status of approval in Europe? What is the economic value of the algae sector at this time? Are algae a resource for the future? What is the Framework of Novel foods & Novel Ingredient? How are algae used in food and feed products? All questions to be addressed during these 2 days!

EABA, the European Biomass Association, and DLG BENELUX, announced last week their partnership to combine the EABA Global Conference and the 8th International Algae Congress (IAC) to one dedicated yearly international algae conference. This meeting will be held on 1-3 December 2014 in Florence, Italy. The alliance joins forces and intents to come up with more interesting workshops and projects.

EABA and the IAC are convinced that the cooperation between the two main players in the field of knowledge exchange, leads to a unique, stronger and more dedicated European algae platform. A platform for learning and networking in order to develop and increase the social, economic and environment impact of the sector.

Information about this joined event can be found on Information on the joined conference in December can be found on