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The duckweed group is organising a workshop for 2023. For more information, please visit our dedicated Duckweed Workshop page, which will be updated regularly.

In transitioning to a circular economy, innovative approaches are required to convert waste streams into novel resources. Duckweed (Lemnaceae spp.) is increasingly recognised as a promising species for wastewater remediation and valorisation, thus contributing to an innovative, sustainable bioeconomy.

The duckweed group at University College Cork is pleased to present:

Duckweed Research and Applications for the Circular Bioeconomy in Ireland

a one-day, discussion-focused workshop

Friday June 9th, 2023

University College Cork, Ireland

The workshop will feature national and international expert speakers, creating a platform for knowledge exchange, learning from international best practice, interactive discussions and future collaboration. The emphasis of the workshop is on the use of duckweed species to generate value from agri-food waste streams and to promote a more sustainable, circular bioeconomy.


Confirmed speakers:

·       Klaus Appenroth - Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

·       Neil Coughlan – University College Cork, Ireland

·       Reindert Devlamynck – INAGRO, Belgium

·       Gruffydd Jones – Aberystwyth University – UK

·       Niall O’Leary – University College Cork, Ireland

·       Finn Petersen - Hochschule Osnabrück, Germany

·       Brijesh Tiwari - Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ireland

·       Damien Toner - Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Ireland (TBC)

·       Laura Morello - Istituto Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria, Italy

·       Priya Pollard - Bantry Marine Research Station Ltd, Ireland

·       Patrick Barrett - Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland


Please register for this FREE event since places are limited: Email Sandra Jansen at

Information will be regularly updated on:

Or for further information contact Prof. Marcel Jansen (

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