The award ceremony took place within the framework of the prestigious BlueInvest Day event, organized by the European Commission, and delivered by Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries of the European Commission.
AlgaEnergy adds another success to its long list of awards. The biotechnology company specialized in the microalgae sector, a field of science in which it is an international benchmark, has been awarded the BlueInvest Award in the ‘People’s Choice’ category. The winner's choice in this category was the responsibility of the audience attending the event, both in person and via streaming, and in that context the vote could be made to any of the 20 finalist companies that participated in that act. The award ceremony took place on the 4th of February, in Brussels, in the framework of the BlueInvest Day event. Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, General Manager of AlgaEnergy, was in charge of collecting the award from Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries of the European Commission.
BlueInvest Day is an annual event organized by the European Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), an entity dependent on the European Commission, which brings together innovative entrepreneurs, investors and other agents from both from the public and private sectors, all of them linked to the so-called Blue Economy.
Felix Leinemann, Head of the Blue Economy Sectors Unit of DG Mare, recently stressed that “more ‘blue’ is needed in the Bioeconomy Strategy. For his part, Marco Weydert of DG Research and Innovation, said that the European Commission sees “enormous potential in marine biotechnology” although he admitted that “bringing innovation to the market remains a challenge”. In this sense, the BlueInvest Day, which this year brought together about 600 participants -political representatives and institutional, investors and entrepreneurs-, is part of the initiatives promoted by the EC to value the Blue Economy, as a great opportunity for the European Union to create employment and generate sustainable growth.
In this sense, the BlueInvest Awards has become a unique opportunity to recognize companies and their most innovative and disruptive solutions, in line with the Blue Economy. Twenty of the main SMEs in Europe with activity in this area, which were selected as finalists among hundreds of nominations submitted, were eligible for one of the four prize categories. AlgaEnergy was preferred by the public, by being awarded in the ‘People’s Choice’ category for obtaining the majority of the votes.
Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, General Manager of AlgaEnergy, has pointed out that “it is undoubtedly a magnificent distinction for our company. The fact that this award is delivered by the public and within the framework of an event organized by the European Commission, is a real pride for the entire human team of AlgaEnergy”. “This recognition only emphasizes our task in favor of a more sustainable development and an economy in which the importance of the seas and oceans as engine of the economy is recognized, for their great potential to generate quality employment and growth, based on innovation”, he adds.
United States (January 15, 2024) – AlgaEnergy and Nutrient TECH, both companies fully owned by the De Sangosse Group, are thrilled to announce the appointment of Tyler Grenzow as their new President for North America. In this pivotal role, Tyler will take responsibility of De Sangosse’s nutritional and biosolutions business in the United States and Canada, channeled through both companies, which will unify their efforts and reinforce the position of De Sangosse as an industry leader.
17 January, 2024
In a groundbreaking stride towards a more sustainable agricultural landscape, the newly established Association Biocontrôle et Biostimulation pour l'Agroécologie (ABBA) is spearheading a transformative shift in the industry. We are thrilled to announce that Bachar Blal, AlgaEnergy's Managing Director for France, has been elected as the Deputy Treasurer of ABBA, reinforcing AlgaEnergy's commitment to industry progress and sustainability.15 January, 2024
The Microbiome Congress is Europe's most prominent event focused on the utilization and application of microorganisms. AlgaEnergy participated actively, making valuable contributions by showcasing scientific studies and presenting a specialized range of solutions specifically designed to promote soil health. The company's participation in the event was within the context of its incorporation into the De Sangosse group.16 June, 2023
Following an extensive restructuring, AlgaEnergy is proud to partner with DE SANGOSSE Group through a soon to be finalized deal that will enable a concentrated focus on its agricultural markets. Previous business verticals including cosmetics, bioenergy, aquaculture and nutraceuticals will be discontinued, allowing a single-minded focus on solutions for agricultural markets, specifically agribiological inputs (biostimulants, biofertilizers and biocontrol).25 May, 2023
On November 16th, 2022 open voting for the Board of Directors of the European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) took place, resulting in the election of AlgaEnergy’s Managing Director – Carlos Rodríguez-Villa as Vice President of the board – with 95 percent of the participatory vote.01 December, 2022
Alcobendas City Council has awarded us with this award "which recognizes business excellence", delivered by the Mayor of Alcobendas, Aitor Retolaza.28 October, 2022
We were one of the 15 companies selected -among more than 200 applications from 27 countries- to participate in the 11th edition of the Social Innovation Tournament, organized by the EIB Institute, obtaining the second prize in the 'Blue and Green Economy' category.30 September, 2022
Decoding how AlgaEnergy’s solutions energize crop gene expression in less than 2 hours.26 September, 2022
Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, Managing Director of AlgaEnergy, gave a TED talk in which he showed how, through innovation, the goals set in the 2030 Agenda can be achieved.23 September, 2022
The biotechnology company has joined and completed the first phase of the EIC Greenhouse Gas (EIC GHG) Programme, promoted by the European Innovation Council, with the aim of measuring, reducing and offsetting the carbon footprint of European companies.16 September, 2022