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The Blue Economy in the Mediterranean Region and Opportunities for the Algae Industry


The blue economy is a complex multi-theme and multi-layer conceptual paradigm according to which marine spaces are considered as spaces with great potential for sustainable development and socio-economic prosperity. This is particularly true for the Mediterranean where, since ancient times, marine and maritime activities have played a key role in the well-being of coastal countries and communities. Today, there are emerging economic sectors that provide opportunities for business development and job creation. Algal biomass production is one of the most promising.

Paper prepared in the framework of the IAI-Eni Strategic Partnership, September 2022.

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