NA 172

DIN Standards Committee Principles of Environmental Protection

CEN/TC 454
Algae and algae products

Specification, classification, terminology and determination methods for algae (genera) and algae-based products immediately derived from or used in algae production processes. In addition, guidance on the specific application of algae products as feedstock or intermediates for energy and non-energy products may be developed. Where specific standards for properties (quality or determination) of such feedstock for a certain industry exist, these will be referenced and considered as beyond the scope of the committee. For the purpose of this committee algae and algae-based products (and their intermediates) are defined as algal biomass, algae extracts or purified compounds from algae, including photoautotrophic, autotrophic, mixotrophic and heterotrophic algae, harvested in the wild, or produced in open cultivation systems, as for example raceway ponds, lagoons and natural environment, and produced in closed systems, as for example photobioreactors, fermenters and other systems.For the purpose of this committee also Cyanobacteria are included, and Labyrinthulomycetes are also included because of the decision of the European Commission 2003/427/EC.

National mirror committee of CEN/TC 454

Committee ID Name
NA 172-00-16 AA Algae and algae products