Bank of Algae

Bruno Berheide, Director of the Bank of Algae

The Spanish Bank of Algae (BEA-Banco Español de Algas) is a service of the Scientific and Technological Park Foundation of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC),which objectives are the isolation, identification, characterization, conservation and provisioning of microalgae and cyanobacteria.

In addition to these functions, standard in any collection of microorganisms, the Spanish Bank of Algae function as a service facilitating the development of a new bioindustrial sector based on the cultivation and application of microalgae and cyanobacteria.

BEA is member of the European Culture Collection Organization (ECCO) since 2001 and of the World Federation of Culture Collection (WFCC)since 2003. BEA is listed in the World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WFCC-MIRCEN) under the registration number 837.

The BEA is Accredited as an International Authority for the Deposit of Micro-organisms in accordance with the Treaty of Budapest by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation, resolution No. 239 of 28.10.2005 before the Government of Spain, ).

This accreditation confers on the BEA the deposit of algae for the purposes of recognition of industrial property before the World Intellectual Property Office and the Spanish Patents and Brands Office.


BEA holds strains from tropical and subtropical areas, in particular of the MACARONESIAN Region. These cultures have strain numbers preceded by BEA.


For more information go to Bank of Algae

Kuwait in Spain

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Our latest investment report on Kuwait was recently published in one of the leading Spanish dailies, ABC.  FindMe in Kuwait explores the economic perspectives of Kuwait and the country´s future plans to compete with its fast developing neighbours. Once the leading country of the Gulf, Kuwait has remained silent for the past decade. And although many would like to see faster changes, Kuwait is moving, at its pace, to them. Inexorably. Learn about who is who in Kuwait and read what the leaders say about their own future in our upcoming release: FindMe in Kuwait Mobile app.


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GGC launches FMS and FMB mobile apps

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GGC concludes FindMe in Bahrain

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Global Gulf Consulting has concluded its latest production on Bahrain, FindMe in Bahrain giving the country a fresh approach after a couple of difficult years of local demonstrations that matched the global recession.  Bahrain is a small island in the Arabian Gulf with an incredible potential for logistics, industries and tourism. FindMe in Bahrain was supported by both the public and private sector of Bahrain.  Banagas, Nass Corporation, BBK and DHL were GGC strategic partners in the development of the series among others.  

FindMe in Bahrain is available at the local bookstores Jashamal and online as well as in the Apple Store. It is a full business leisure and business guide for any investor or visitor interested in traveling to Bahrain or for those that already live there.


New release: FindMe in Saudi 2013 Edition

FindMe in Saudi offers a multi-faceted overview combining business and leisure, economy and heritage. The book aims to capture the current development of Saudi Arabia in the words of the people who live and work there. It is an authoritative source of information for investors, businessmen and travellers produced to firmly position KSA as an attractive investment destination.

In contains general information about the country´ economic performance and who is who as a sectorial overview and a leisure guide.    

FindMe in Saudi 2013
FMS 2012 A4 v15 web.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [45.4 MB]

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Where to find us


Po. Box  0097

35400 SPAIN


Kuwait. +965 98801872

Spain: +34 646464770

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