Wageningen UR wants to work with Japanese universities and companies on generating knowledge about algae and seaweed.
He is currently working in Wageningen on a trial reactor for generating energy from algae. His colleague Willem Brandenburg from the Plant Sciences Group is working on the use of seaweed for biodiesel and for food ingredients. Wijffels and Brandenburg were in Japan last week to attend and speak at a seminar about aquatic biomass. They also signed a cooperation agreement with the university of Tsukuba.
More on Brandenburg's research project and Wijffels' plans .