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Details of Biomass


Dataset identification

Title of datasetBiomass
Narrative summary of datasetNarrative summary of dataset *: The main aim of this project is to build a reliable database to characterize the algae sector and to support informed European policies on Blue Growth and Bioeconomy.
Summary of processing methodologyIn the framework of the project BIOMASS ( a joint workshop between JRC, FAO and the COST Actions Phycomorph and Eualgae was organized where the knowledge gaps and needs regarding algae biomass production were discussed. In this workshop, using as starting point the results of the questionnaire sent to the industry, the importance of gathering knowledge about the algae industry sector was discussed and highlighted. As a first step in this project we are collecting information on the location of the production facilities, group of produced organism (macro/microalgae) and production method ( Photobioreactors, Open ponds, Photobioreactors and open ponds; land-based, off-shore and coastal aquaculture or harvesting).
Project/programmeEuropean Commission Biomass project
Start date2018-09-01
End date2018-10-18

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameJoint Research Centre (JRC)
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatDocuments
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC0 1.0


Latitude north boundary72.577301572559
Longitude east boundary42.166485149273
Latitude south boundary34.804130345487
Longitude west boundary-37.638202350727
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeAquaculture
ParameterAlgae production plant location
Data quality processing informationSummary of data quality processing: Information has been collected from companies websites and then by emails, companies have been asked to confirm the data. The data called Confirmed in case companies replied to the emails and confirmed the collected data. The data called Estimated in case the companies did not reply to the emails.

Process information

Submitting organisationJoint Research Centre (JRC)
Submission identifier (UUID)60db1bb8-baec-424e-bdc1-95636497ad54
Date of dataset creation2018-10-18
Date of metadata creation2018-10-18
Date of metadata latest revision2018-11-05
Date of publishing2018-11-22
Processing data centreCOGEA SRL – Business Management Consultants
Summary record-ID215