The addition of Douglas Ry Wagner reinforces AlgaEnergy’s current and future positioning of its businesses at an international level.
Having consolidated its success in agriculture at the domestic level in Spain, AlgaEnergy is currently immersed in the development and implementation of its ambitious internationalization plans. The biotech company will focus on its global expansion to agricultural markets in which there is a growing need for innovation and efficient solutions to increase crop yields and quality. In these markets, AlgaEnergy will leverage its privileged position as a world reference when it comes to microalgae applied to agriculture by introducing its innovative range of highly effective agricultural microalgae-based products. In this context, Douglas Ry Wagner has joined AlgaEnergy’s executive leadership as President of International Agribusiness.
AlgaEnergy has developed an internationalization plan with the initial focus to globally expand AlgaEnergy’s footprint related to microalgae-based agricultural applications. This ambitious plan, named ‘Project Victoria’, was recently approved by AlgaEnergy’s Board of Directors with a significant initial budget to support the multigenerational plan, whose first phase will be based on introducing AlgaEnergy’s solutions in approximately a dozen countries across 4 continents.
Wagner brings over 30 years of experience in the international agricultural sector. He received his B.Sc. in Botany and Plant Pathology from the Michigan State University, and carried out his Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Washington. He was Professor in the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon, is author of over 30 research publications, holds over 35 issued patents and has over 60 patents applications currently under prosecution. He has held executive roles in leading companies such as Dow AgroSciences (as Global New Ventures and Technology Leader, 2009 to 2014) and Agrinos AS (as Chief Executive Officer, 2014 to 2018).
Following an extensive restructuring, AlgaEnergy is proud to partner with DE SANGOSSE Group through a soon to be finalized deal that will enable a concentrated focus on its agricultural markets. Previous business verticals including cosmetics, bioenergy, aquaculture and nutraceuticals will be discontinued, allowing a single-minded focus on solutions for agricultural markets, specifically agribiological inputs (biostimulants, biofertilizers and biocontrol).25 May, 2023
On November 16th, 2022 open voting for the Board of Directors of the European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) took place, resulting in the election of AlgaEnergy’s Managing Director – Carlos Rodríguez-Villa as Vice President of the board – with 95 percent of the participatory vote.01 December, 2022
Alcobendas City Council has awarded us with this award "which recognizes business excellence", delivered by the Mayor of Alcobendas, Aitor Retolaza.28 October, 2022
We were one of the 15 companies selected -among more than 200 applications from 27 countries- to participate in the 11th edition of the Social Innovation Tournament, organized by the EIB Institute, obtaining the second prize in the 'Blue and Green Economy' category.30 September, 2022
Decoding how AlgaEnergy’s solutions energize crop gene expression in less than 2 hours.26 September, 2022
Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, Managing Director of AlgaEnergy, gave a TED talk in which he showed how, through innovation, the goals set in the 2030 Agenda can be achieved.23 September, 2022
The biotechnology company has joined and completed the first phase of the EIC Greenhouse Gas (EIC GHG) Programme, promoted by the European Innovation Council, with the aim of measuring, reducing and offsetting the carbon footprint of European companies.16 September, 2022
The biotechnology company is one of the only two companies invited to show that through innovation the goals set in the 2030 Agenda can be achieved.09 September, 2022
The PTF4LS, led by the Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB), promotes the transmission of research, scientific and technological advances through public-private collaboration between the main agents in the agri-food sector.27 July, 2022
Organized by the economic information newspaper Expansión and the Constucía group, the agenda included a round table with the participation of María Segura, Deputy General Manager of AlgaEnergy.06 July, 2022