Blue Economy Cluster Builder: Industrial Applications of Marine Biomass workshop

August 26, 2021
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Date(s) - August 26, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Scotland’s extensive marine bioresources present a tremendous opportunity to develop sustainable pathways and value chains to deliver the products, processes and energy that form part of our daily lives.

The Bioeconomy Cluster Builder and the Blue Economy Cluster Builder are pleased to collaborate on a workshop on industrial applications of marine biomass focusing on three areas

– Microalgae
– Seaweed
– Fish aquaculture co-products

Following keynote presentations from thought leaders and industry challenge holders, participants will be invited to join themed breakout rooms to stimulate discussion and facilitate connections. Outputs from the breakout spaces will be analysed to identify opportunities for further exploration and development.

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Michele Stanley – Associate Director for Science, Enterprise and Innovation
    Scottish Association for Marine Science
  • Dr Sara Holland – Senior Associate European and UK Patent Attorney
    Potter Clarkson LLP

Further speakers to be announced.

For further information please contact:

Bioeconomy Cluster Builder – [email protected] / [email protected]

Blue Economy Cluster Builder – [email protected]

Register for this event here.

The Blue Economy Cluster Builder enables Scottish SMEs to take advantage of commercial, innovative and economic opportunities within the Blue Economy, in Scotland and internationally. As the foundation of a strong, sustainable, and diverse Blue Economy in Scotland, SMEs are the focus of the programme. The Blue Economy Cluster Builder provides an inclusive and free-of-charge service to ensure that Scotland’s SMEs are positioned to gain the optimum share of market growth. Get involved if you want to stay in the know on the latest news and information on the key sectors of Scotland’s Blue Economy. Join us here

The Bioeconomy Cluster Builder (BCB) is a three-year collaboration between the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), KTN and Scottish Enterprise. The project aims to grow the Scottish bioeconomy by raising awareness of the applications and benefits of biotechnology and supporting the development of new value chains and markets for bio-based products. Using the extensive networks and knowledge of the three partner organisations, we connect the right people and resources – providing innovation support and signposting to funding opportunities. To find out more about the project and our planned activities, or to get involved, please visit our website:

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AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise