Production of biofuels from algae is a new field of fast developing research and demonstration activities. Several projects have been supported either by European Commission (EC) programmes such as FP7 or national programmes.
Being a relative young field of technology development work it offers the opportunity for a strategic approach to various issues of common interests amongst the scientific and industrial communities.
The purpose of the Workshop was to discuss with all key stakeholders the status of Life Cycle Analysis for algal biofuels in an effort to benchmark to what ever possible extend LCA methodologies. Presentations covered issues ranging from general overview of LCA work, to policy issues and various approaches to tackle LCA for algal biofuels. This workshop was successful in forging a better understanding of the issues related to LCA for algal biofuels and is considered as the first step in a closer cooperation between algal biofuels and LCA scientists.