Research for PECH Committee - The future of the EU algae sector

Study 28-02-2023

This study examines the EU Algae Initiative of the European Commission and gives an overview of the European algae sector in terms of production, applications, opportunities and barriers. The 23 targeted actions proposed by the Commission have been set out with the goal of unlocking the vast potential of algae for the EU’s Blue Bioeconomy, addressing key challenges, such as food security and climate change mitigation. For successfully developing the sector, a set of barriers will need to be overcome. This requires a collective effort by policymakers, at Member State and EU level, as well as industry stakeholders, scientific community, administration and others.