On May 12nd, AlgaEnergy received at its facilities in Arcos de la Frontera (Cadiz) the last university visit within the current academic year. With it, over 200 students in 2017 have been able to visit AlgaEnergy’s facilities and explore a field with an extraordinary growth potential in the upcoming years: the production and industrial implementation of microalgae.
"It is a matter of social responsibility, but also of justice. AlgaEnergy was born thanks to the legacy of over 40 years of research in microalgae, much of it developed in Spanish universities. It is very gratifying to be able to further contribute to the outstanding preparation of their students", remarks Augusto Rodríguez-Villa, President of AlgaEnergy.
AlgaEnergy maintains agreements with six universities in Madrid (UPM, San Pablo-CEU, UAM, UCM, Carlos III and Rey Juan Carlos), as well as with the Catholic University of Avila. On the basis of these commitments, the company offers concerted visits to its facilities in Terminal 4 of Barajas Airport –nowadays, the most advanced private microalgae experimentation center in the world-. In addition, AlgaEnergy guarantees internships to the students, who can carry out their external academic experiences at the company. In this way, the company does not only introduce the world of microalgae to them, but also provides them with working experience in one of the SMEs with the greatest projection of the continent, as recognized by the European Commission.
In addition, at its facilities in Arcos de la Frontera, where AlgaEnergy is installing the world’s largest photobioreactor for cultivation of microalgae, concerted visits with Andalusian universities are usually received. In recent weeks, students of Biotechnology of the University Pablo de Olavide (Seville) and the University of Cadiz have been able to get to know firsthand one of the most advanced microalgae culturing facilities worldwide.
"The future of the planet largely depends on how effectively we can fight against climate change, which also implies the need to urgently face food and energy challenges. Microalgae will play a key role in all these matters”, confirms Augusto Rodríguez-Villa. "It is our responsibility that future professionals in the field of biotechnology understand the magnitude of the challenges they will have to face and also know the tools at their disposal to deal with them. They will take up the torch from us to define the world in which the future generations will live."
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
The biotechnology company is one of the only two companies invited to show that through innovation the goals set in the 2030 Agenda can be achieved.09 September, 2022
The PTF4LS, led by the Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB), promotes the transmission of research, scientific and technological advances through public-private collaboration between the main agents in the agri-food sector.27 July, 2022
Organized by the economic information newspaper Expansión and the Constucía group, the agenda included a round table with the participation of María Segura, Deputy General Manager of AlgaEnergy.06 July, 2022
With numerous publications on microalgae biotechnology and important contributions to the design and implementation of photobioreactors, Tredici represents a world reference in applied phycology research.21 June, 2022