One of the biggest successes for the EnAlgae project was the development of an integrated network of algal pilot plants across North West Europe. By combining resources and expertise, this project made the algal bioenergy research fields more coordinated, resulting in increased standardisation and a building block towards creating a viable marketplace.
For example, information from the network of pilot and demonstration sites is now used to understand the technological requirements and the economic and environmental aspects of growing algal biomass and converting it to bioenergy in the region. To continue this increase of capacity, they also developed the Algal Information network (AIN), which has remained in place past the completion of the EnAlgae project and supports current micro and macro-algal research.
Additionally, after identifying economic opportunities for producing energy from algae, 3 microalgae business economic models were developed, making it easier for future pilots to be launched, and increasing the resources available for new facilities.