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In short:

BioAlgaeSorb focuses on enabling European SMEs to remediate wastes, reduce Green House Gass emissions and produce biofuels via microalgae cultivation.


This project aims to develop the production and exploitation of algae biomass together with the production of valuable bio-products/co-products using a biorefinery approach. The production of algae and its’ use for biofuels whilst valorizing the co-producs would not only reduce GHG emissions but would also address a number of issues such as fresh water supply (microalgae require far less fresh water than any other crop), and provide useful co-products such as bioplastics , raw materials for chemicals etc.

The overall aims of the project are to:

  • Increase knowledge on the bioconversion of industrial and agricultural/aquacultural effluents to microalgae biomass, as a sustainable raw material for biofuels and other value added applications;
  • Provide new carbon neutral fuel sources for biomass power plants and biodiesel manufacture;
  • Provide new sources of sustainable and carbon neutral high quality fine chemicals extracted from microalgae biomass;
  • Reduce the discharge of CO2 to the atmosphere from biomass and fossil fuel power plants and other industrial processes reliant on combustion of fossil fuels;
  • Reduce the nutrient loading of effluent waters from livestock production systems which are responsible for the largest proportion of organic waste in Europe, including most ammonia emissions;
  • Increase know how and competence within a range of European SME-dominated industries.

Target groups: European SMEs

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Project Duration: 2010 – 2013


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