BioAlgaeSorb

AEBIOM position in the project: –

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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.

Objectives:

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

Project website: www.bioalgaesorb.com

Project Duration: 2010 – 2013

Contact:

DSC_4344_2-265x400Cristina Calderon
calderon[at]aebiom.org

 

 

 

 

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