AlgaeCenter Denmark has algae cultivation facilities at the
Kattegatcenter at Grenaa Harbour.
The plant at Grenaa Harbour is Denmark's first recirculation
system for research and development in the use of algae as a new
resource. The plant consists of twelve large cultivation tanks for
the controlled cultivation of seaweeds.
Research should enhance growth
Industry as well as researchers from Aarhus University and
Danish Technological Institute will conduct research together, and
their findings are to be used to enhance growth and development -
both regional, nationally and internationally.
Funding of plant
The plant is funded by Danish Technological Institute and Aarhus
University, while the Kattegatcenter is making a 500 m2 area
available for the plant.
Mission - to promote the largest untapped biomass
Aarhus University and Danish Technological Institute have the
mission to promote the use of the largest untapped biomass
resource, algae and create new business in Denmark. With the plant
as research facility they have a unique opportunity to document
almost every aspect of algae growth and cultivation, and thus
generate knowledge that makes it possible to assess the potential
of converting the algae to biogas, bioethanol, food etc.