Follow up the new standards on Algae and Algae products published by CEN

The worldwide market for algae products is estimated to grow at a growth rate close to 5% in the next 3 years. Some reasons for this is an increased demand for natural products and ensuring sustainable development of cosmetic, pharma or energy applications, which requires defining quality, safety criteria and associated assessment methods.

Follow the new standardization developments in Algae and Algae products and their applications in food, cosmetic, pharma, chemical or energy (biofuel). The European Committee on Standardization (CEN) is publishing a series of interesting standards, reports and other standardization deliverables to boost the algae industry.

SEE BELOW THE LIST OF PUBLISHED STANDARDS AND TECHNICAL REPORTS ON ALGAE AND ALGAE PRODUCTS

The CEN Technical report, CEN/TR 17559, provides agreed quality designations and indications for algae and directly derived products from algae production required for a wide range of food and feed applications, such as:

The CEN Technical report, CEN/TR 17611:2021, provides consensus-based specifications for applications in the cosmetic sector, whilst the technical report provides a set of recommendations on product specifications, and other relevant information, for algae and algae products for pharmaceutical applications.

The biofuel applications of algae and algae products are also a very relevant and interesting market opportunity, contributing to sustainability. CEN/TR 17739:2021 is a good reference document to learn how quality indicating parameters for algae and algae products and intermediates relevant for chemical and bioenergy applications can be handled and to identify the need for future standards development for chemicals, bioenergy and biofuels applications.

In addition, two European standards provide essential tools for this emerging industry:

The results of the work of the Technical Committee CEN/TC 454 Algae and algae products can also be easily followed up via our website genorma.com, following the link: https://genorma.com/en/project/search-by-committee/cen-tc-454

Algae and algae products - Food and feed applications: General overview of limits, procedures and analytical methods

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 454

Algae and algae products - Specifications for cosmetic sector applications

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 454

Algae and algae products - Specifications for pharmaceutical sector applications

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 454

Algae and algae products - Specifications for chemicals and biofuels sector applications

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 454

Algae and algae products - Identification of the biomass of microalgae, macroalgae, cyanobacteria and Labyrinthulomycetes - Detection and identification with morphological and/or molecular methods

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 454

Algae and algae products - Methods for the determination of productivity of algae growth sites

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 454