Bachar Blal hired to oversee AlgaEnergy's new France, North Africa subsidiary
Biotechnology company AlgaEnergy has expanded its operations into France and North Africa, appointing Bachar Blal as Regional Business Manager of the new subsidiary. In the new role, Mr. Blal will work with growers to introduce biostimulants and biocontrol products that encourage sustainable agriculture and growth.
“Growers and consumers in France and throughout Europe continue to demand residue-free food produced using sustainable growing practices. In fact, organic agriculture in this area grows consistently at a rate of 15 percent every year,” said AlgaEnergy President of International Agribusiness, Douglas Ry Wagner. “At the same time, the demand for sustainable agricultural solutions in Africa creates a natural fit to link such practices between Europe and North Africa to produce high-quality food products that comply with European rules for residue-free foods.”
Mr. Blal has 25 years experience in the agriculture sector, working with growers on their biological input across Europe, Africa and other regions. He comes to AlgaEnergy from Acadian Plant Health, where he served as Vice President of R&D.