Vertical Algae Featured in Voz do Campo Magazine

Algae Vertical Partners Featured in Latest Issue of Voz do Campo Magazine

In the June edition of Voz do Campo magazine, various partners in the Algae Vertical project were invited to contribute their knowledge and experience. This highlight reinforces the importance of collaboration between institutions for the valorisation of algae in the agricultural sector, among others.


GreenCoLab, a collaborative association focused on algae research and valorisation, presented its advances in the creation of biofertilisers, biostimulants and biopesticides. These solutions are promising alternatives to traditional agrochemicals, promoting more sustainable and resilient agriculture. Read the article here.


PROALGA participated with an article entitled ‘Portugal is moving towards becoming a global reference in the algae sector.’ The article emphasizes how Portugal stands out for its innovation in the sector, with pioneering companies such as Necton, ALGAplus, Allmicroalgae and Iberagar, as well as artisanal Spirulina producers. Read the article here.

InnovPlantProtect & Necton

IPP, in co-authorship with Necton, highlighted the development of algae-based soil microbiota bioprotectors and modulators. These products aim to increase the sustainability of agricultural production, reducing environmental impact and improving soil and plant health. Read the article here.

The collaboration between these partners demonstrates the potential of algae to transform diverse sectors, from agriculture to food and beyond. For more information on the contributions of Algae Vertical’s partners, visit our website.


#4 Meeting Algae Vertical

#4 reunião Algae Vertical (presencial)

  • Dia 13 de Março (quarta-feira)
  • Inscrição obrigatória neste formulário
  • Universidade de Aveiro, no Anfiteatro Carlos Borrego – Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Edifício 7.  Mapa 
  • Agenda disponível aqui


Algae Vertical present at AlgaEurope 2023

Transversal | AlgaEurope 2023 – Algae Vertical Present in Praga, Czech Republic

The Algae Vertical project, represented by its sub-projects, was present at AlgaEUROPE2023. This wide-ranging event in the field of algae is a unique opportunity for learning and understanding about commercialisation and production, fostering the interaction of knowledge between more than 400 experts representing more than 45 countries The AlgaEUROPE is organized and coordinated by EABA in cooperation with DLD Benelux.

S2AQUAcoLAB present at the latest AFRAQ2023 edition

SP5 | 2AQUAcoLAB present at the latest AFRAQ2023 edition, Zambia

At the latest edition of the Aquaculture Africa Conference, S2AQUAcoLAB associate S2AQUAcoLAB gave a presentation on the benefits of functional ingredients in fish diets. The use of functional ingredients can provide numerous benefits for general health and fish performance and growth. This presentation explored the details of how these functional ingredients work, highlighting the latest research findings and their implications for the aquaculture industry.


GreenCoLab at the 12th National Meeting on Integrated Protection

SP6 | 12th National Meeting on Integrated Protection

Catarina Viana, a researcher at GreenCoLab, took part in the 12th Meeting on Integrated Protection, organised by the Escola Superior Agrária de Elvas, of the Portalegre Polytechnic Institute, on the topic of “Contribution of Integrated Protection to the SDGs”. The poster presented entitled “Biocontrol potential of microalgae in the suppression of Erysiphe pisi in Pisum sativum L.” represented subproject 6 of Algae Vertical. This work aimed to reinforce the essential role that microalgae can play in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

CCMAR at the 2nd PT Microbiome Summit

SP1c| 2nd Microbiome PT Summit

CCMAR took part in the 2nd PT Microbiome Summit with the presence of researchers Veronica Rossetto, Támara Santos and João Varela. They presented a poster entitled ‘Isolation, co-cultivation and benefits of bacteria associated with industrially produced Chlorella vulgaris’ and a presentation entitled ‘Overview of the benefits and challenges of using microbiomes to improve industrial production,’ showing the results of the microbiome associated with microalgae culture, as well as the benefits and challenges in the algae industry. The Microbiome PT network brings together experts in genomics and metabolomics from various European institutions, including the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal), ITQB NOVA (Portugal), EMBL (Germany), CAU (Germany) and UNIL (Switzerland). The overall aim is to create a robust European consortium to improve research into microbe-host symbiosis and promote this vital area of research at local and international level.

1st Annual Meeting of the Mobilizing and Green Agendas for Business Innovation

The 1st Annual Meeting of Mobilizing and Green Agendas for Business Innovation took place in Leiria, in a joint initiative between IAPMEI and ANI.
This event was attended by the Prime Minister, António Costa and the Minister of Economy and the Sea, António Costa and Silva. This initiative served as a platform for presenting the results and progress of projects currently underway, within the context of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR). During the event, Miguel Marques, President of Inovamar’s executive board of directors, presented the Blue Bioecomy Pact, unveiling the first results of the Vertical Projects.

Miguel Marques’ presentation is on our YouTube channel.

European Aquaculture 2023

The Algae Vertical project was present at the European Aquaculture 2023 Congress (EA23), held in Vienna, Austria, from September 18th to 23rd.
The organizations Sparos Lda, GreenColab, S2AQUAcoLAB and Necton were represented, displaying a set of scientific posters, in which they highlighted the most recent advances in the sustainable production of microalgae, the formulation of functional feeds and the improvement of fish health and performance.

Subproject 1a – Poster | “Algae Vertical Project: Sustainable Microalgae Production For New Functional Aquafeeds”
Subproject 5 – Poster | “Effect Of Dietary Micro And Macroalgae On The Performance, Gene Expression, And Oxidative Stress Of Sparus Aurata”
Subproject 5 – Poster | “Boosting Fish Gut Performance With Algae Biorefinery Products – An Ex Vivo Approach”
Subproject 5 – Poster | “Effect Of Dietary Micro And Macroalgae On The Performance, Gene Expression, And Oxidative Stress Of Dicentrarchus Labrax”

Leaders of the 7 Verticals of the Blue Bioeconomy Pact at Necton

Necton, the leader of the Algae Vertical, invited all the 7 vertical leaders of the Blue Bioeconomy Pact to visit Necton’s facility. This exclusive gathering served as the perfect platform for Necton to unveil its innovative range of algae-based products, setting the stage for a forward-looking discussion on the future of sustainable bioeconomy. The meeting culminated in a delightful and collaborative lunch at the CheckIn Restaurant in Faro, where industry leaders came together to explore synergies in the pursuit of a greener and more prosperous future.