¨Innovative cost-effective technology for maximizing aquatic biomass-based molecules for food, feed and cosmetic applications¨
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.
Total project duration: 36 months. 1st of June 2017- 31st of May 2020
Upscaling to 75L cylinders completed, production phase stared, with weekly harvests
Field trials inoculated on AlgaeRope at selected site
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.
Algal biomass composition determined
Impact of preservation approaches analyzed.
Cascading biorefinery approach on microalgae and seaweeds were proposed
Not started yet
Dissemination of the project objectives in events, magazines, fairs.
Project Management Handbook as guidance for a good communication and project execution flow.
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).