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Supplying bioactives Compounds from micro-Algae to foster a bLue futurE

Objective

The current food system is seriously challenged by evolving consumers needs and by the rapid world population growth, which could peak to 9.7 billion people in 2060. To provide food system with high nutritional value ingredients, it becomes of paramount important to harness the potential of the oceans in an environmentally responsible manner. Microalgae are a highly promising source of aquatic biomasses and find applications in a wide range of fields, including nutrition and well-being. Currently, no large-scale industrial production site provides access to the exceptional biodiversity of microalgae in an efficient way. Only a few species are produced globally with dedicated production sites. For instance, 70% of the market is currently represented by Spirulina and Chlorella.
The SCALE project strives to build and operate a first of its kind Flagship plant producing ingredients with high nutritional value derived from the untapped microalgae diversity, for food, food supplements, feed and cosmetics sectors, through economically-sound processes and in an environmentally friendly way. This Flagship project is based on the unique and cutting-edge CAMARGUE photobioreactor technology developed and patented by Microphyt, a French leading SME in microalgae-based natural solutions for nutrition and well-being. The CAMARGUE technology currently operating and running at demo plant offers both high differentiation potential and the ability to supply natural active ingredients in an industrial and standardized way. SCALE will transfer this technology from the demo plant to the industrial Flagship plant able to produce large-scale volumes of high-value ingredients of unique microalgae species that cannot be supplied from other production technologies.
To do so, SCALE project gathers 11 key EU and international partners in an integrated value chain from microalgae production to high value ingredients extraction of bioactives compounds and end-use applications in food, food supplements, feed, and cosmetic domains.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2020
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Funding Scheme

BBI-IA-FLAG - Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Flagship

Coordinator

MICROPHYT
Address
713 Route De Mudaison
34670 Baillargues
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 11 325 860

Participants (10)

PLANTAS MEDICINALES Y COMPLEMENTOSALIMENTICIOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 612 143,94
Address
C/ Einstein 8
28180 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE DE L INSTITUT PAUL BOCUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 525 321,88
Address
Chemin Du Trouillat 8 Chateau
69131 Ecully
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LALLEMAND SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 194 335,03
Address
Rue Des Briquetiers 19
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTE
France
EU contribution
€ 479 375
Address
Avenue Charles De Gaulle 135
92200 Neuilly-sur-seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 125
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
EVOLYS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 66 243,13
Address
Olaf Helsets Vei 5
0694 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUNTI
France
EU contribution
€ 87 285,98
Address
Avenue Alfred Suavy Les Corollys 77
34470 Perols
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUTRASTEWARD LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 203 705,26
Address
Bridge Innovation Centre, Room 5 Pembrokeshire Science And Technology Par K
SA72 6UN Pembroke Dock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PNO CONSULTANTS
France
EU contribution
€ 224 656,25
Address
37 Rue Bergere
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIES ET AGRO-RESSOURCES
France
EU contribution
€ 334 993,75
Address
10 Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes
02000 Barenton Bugny
Activity type
Other