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 2 microalgae (Spirulina platensis and Isochrysis galbana), 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

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