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The DOs and DON'Ts for strengthening the algae sector

Chair: Gabriel Acien

Strengthening the algae sector requires a clear understanding of both the DOs and DON'Ts to navigate the complexities of this emerging industry effectively. First and foremost, embracing best practices in algae cultivation, processing, and utilization is crucial. This includes investing in research and development to optimize cultivation techniques, maximize biomass yield, and minimize environmental impact. Additionally, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among stakeholders can accelerate innovation and drive sustainable growth in the sector.

On the flip side, it's equally important to avoid common pitfalls and worst practices that can hinder progress and undermine the potential of the algae sector. This includes neglecting environmental sustainability considerations, such as improper wastewater management or excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides, which can lead to ecosystem degradation and harm local communities. Furthermore, overlooking regulatory compliance and quality control standards can erode consumer trust and inhibit market acceptance of algae-based products.

By understanding and adhering to best practices while avoiding worst practices, stakeholders can effectively strengthen the algae sector. This requires a commitment to continuous learning, adaptation, and responsible stewardship to realize the full potential of algae as a sustainable resource for food, feed, biofuels, and beyond.


1. Explore success stories and associated best practices in the algae sector.

2. Identify key reasons for failures throughout the years in the algae sector.

3. Discuss and evaluate recurring errors over time to establish a knowledge base aimed at preventing predictable outcomes.

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September 19

The DOs and DON'Ts for strengthening the algae sector


Gabriel Acien


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