BIOSEA project

¨Innovative cost-effective technology for maximizing aquatic biomass-based molecules for food, feed and cosmetic applications¨

OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of BIOSEA is the development and validation of innovative, competitive and cost-effective upstream and downstream processes for the cultivation of 3 microalgae (Spirulina platensis, Isochrysis galbana and Nannochloropsis sp.), and 2 macroalgae (Ulva intestinalis and Saccharina latissima) to produce and extract at least 6 high value active principles at low cost (up to 55% less than with current processes) to be used in food, feed and cosmetic/personal care as high-added value products.

The innovation will be on applying them on algae or in combination with other techniques for recovery of multiple compounds from the same feedstock, which will require technological adjustment & optimizations.

BIOSEA process will be effective and environmental friendly and the compounds will be obtained at low cost and will be used in food, feed and cosmetic/personal care markets. By this way, the industrialization of the process could be addressed once the project ends.

DEVELOPMENT

TIMETABLE

Total project duration: 36 months.  1st of June 2017- 31st of May 2020

WP1 CULTIVATION OF ALGAE
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Ulva ohoi

Upscaling to 75L cylinders completed, production phase stared, with weekly harvests
Field trials inoculated on AlgaeRope at selected site

Saccharina sp

Cultivation first trial was developed in two regions
Minifarm was developed in Asturias

Spirulina platensis, Isochrysis galbana and Nannochloropsis sp.

Cultivation al laboratory scale and upscaling in gall PBR in progress.

WP2 EXTRACTION AND PURIFICATION OF ACTIVE PRINCIPLES
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Algal biomass composition determined
Impact of preservation approaches analyzed.
Cascading biorefinery approach on microalgae and seaweeds were proposed

WP3 EVALUATION OF ACTIVE PRINCIPLES AND FORMULATION
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WP4 VALIDATION OF FINAL APPLICATION PRODUCTS
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Not started yet

WP5 LCA AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT
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Preliminary activities

WP6 DISSEMINATION & EXPLOITATION
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Dissemination of the project objectives in events, magazines, fairs.

More deatils on the BIOSEA newsletter

WP7 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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Project Management Handbook as guidance for a good communication and project execution flow.

PARTNERS

For achieving the objectives, BIOSEA consortium consists of specialists in specific area/s or discipline/s involved in the project (IGV and CTAQUA in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology; VITO and FEYECON in Chemical Science and Engineering; CNTA, BIOPOLIS, DIBAQ, SORIA NATURAL and CPCFEED in Food/Feed Technology; VLCI and HENKEL in Cosmetic Science; AITEX in Materials Science and TABU in Environmental Science).

Coordinator: AITEX

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL

IGV GmbH

INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH

CTAQUA

FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO ACUICULTURA DE ANDALUCIA

VITO

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

FEYECON

FEYECON DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION BV

CNTA

CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA

BIOPOLIS

BIOPOLIS SL

DIBAQ

DIBAQ DIPROTEG SA

SORIA

SORIA NATURAL S.A.

CPCFEED

COMPLEMENTOS DE PIENSOS COMPUESTOS SA

VLCI

VAN LOON CHEMICAL INNOVATIONS BV

HENKEL

HENKEL KGaA

TABU

TABU COZUMLERI DANISMANLIK LIMITED SIRKETI