About The Project

ALG-AD: Creating value from waste nutrients by integrating algal and anaerobic digestion technology

ALG-AD is a Interreg NWE funded project in which new technology is being developed to take excess waste nutrients produced from anaerobic digestion of food and farm waste to cultivate algal biomass for animal feed and other products of value. ALG-AD brings together a group of scientists and engineers from 11 different partners in four countries across North West Europe. These academics are working together with industry to develop a circular economy solution to create wealth from waste.

About Decision Support

Decision Support Tools (DSTs) are intuitive online tools that can help to inform and guide technology developers, businesses, policy makers and researchers.


We have worked with researchers and stakeholders from across North West Europe to collect and collate data on algal cultivation technologies, their performance, economics and environmental sustainability. Our team has turned complex data into easily accessible tools to help you understand the process and the opportunities it can create.


The tools have been designed to enable end users to explore the nature and scale of the opportunity. The tools can provide supporting information that is unique to your location and circumstances. They are flexible and adaptive to enable you to explore various process scenarios.

Data Extensible

Our database has been collated by our researchers from extensive field trials, economic and environmental assessments and existing open source databases. The tools are designed so that new information can be added over time. This includes adding end user data via our Add Entry (link) function.

Learn More About The ALG-AD Tools (available soon)

You can find out more about the tools and how to use them here.

Contact ALG-AD DST Team

We would love to hear from you. For further information please contact lynsey.melville@bcu.ac.uk or visit our ALG-AD project website.