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THE MICRO ALGAE BIOREFINERY

Ziel

The D-Factory aims to set a world benchmark for a sustainable biorefinery based on biomass from halophilic microalgae. Representing the largest (100s ha) of current commercial cultivation technologies for any microalga, Dunaliella microalgal biomass production uses raceways and lakes, and will be expanded with biorefinery concepts by drawing in European innovations in key biomass processing technologies: supercritical CO2; high performance counter-current chromatography; and the use of membranes, to produce carotenes and other bioactive compounds, emulsifiers and polymers. Combining this force with world-renowned expertise in the biochemistry of Dunaliella (Ben-Amotz) we will tailor the productivities of strains sourced by the Marine Biological Association for biorefinery requirements and add to the mix, experience in constructing and using the two most advanced systems for cultivating microalgae: a series of photobioreactors developed by A4F Portugal - currently scaled-up to the largest size in the world, 1.100 m3, and open raceways by NBT Israel - 10 ha in operation for + 30 years. Novel harvesting technology will be developed based on spiral plate technology and ultramembrane filtration. Within 36 months we will be ready to showcase a sustainable D-Factory demonstration in Europe. Designs, flowsheets and integrated schemes along with sustainability assessments (technological, environmental, economic and social) will produce benchmarks for a wide range of products and paths. These will be used in the D-Factory business case developed by Hafren Investments to raise investment for the first prototype D-Factory in Europe. The D-Factory demonstration is scheduled to be operational in 48 months. It will reach stakeholders across the globe via an Innovation Platform and will serve as a robust manifestation for the business case for global investment in algae biorefineries and in large-scale production of microalgae using photobioreactors, algal raceways and lakes.

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Finanzierungsplan

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Koordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
Adresse
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
SE10 9LS London
United Kingdom
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU-Beitrag
€ 894 046,09
Kontakt Verwaltung
Alison Yakub (Ms.)

Beteiligte (14)

NATECO2 GMBH & CO KG

Beteiligung beendet

Deutschland
Adresse
Freiligrathstrasse 7/9
90482 Nuremberg
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Nadine Igl-Schmid (Mrs.)
A4F ALGAFUEL SA
Portugal
EU-Beitrag
€ 1 024 580,50
Adresse
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar Campus Do Lumiar Edificio E R/c
1649 038 Lisboa
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Vítor Verdelho Vieira (Mr.)
DYNAMIC EXTRACTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 556 176
Adresse
Plymouth Road - Slough Trading Estate 890
SL1 4LP Slough
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
David Rooke (Dr.)
EVODOS B.V.
Niederlande
EU-Beitrag
€ 363 910,92
Adresse
Weegbree 21
4941 VT Raamsdondsveer
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Hoekstra Herre (Dr.)
HAFREN INVESTMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 207 145,63
Adresse
Priory Avenue 21 Chiswick
W4 1TZ London
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Paul Goacher (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU-Beitrag
€ 465 550,20
Adresse
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Elsa Vieira (Dr.)
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Deutschland
EU-Beitrag
€ 418 963
Adresse
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
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Research Organisations
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Guido Reinhardt (Dr.)
IN SRL
Italien
EU-Beitrag
€ 369 834
Adresse
Via Carducci 9A
33100 Udine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Laura Martinelli (Dr.)
MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 333 344,40
Adresse
Citadel Hill The Laboratory
PL1 2PB Plymouth
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Charlotte Davies (Dr.)
HOPFENVEREDLUNG ST JOHANN GMBH
Deutschland
EU-Beitrag
€ 354 899,40
Adresse
Freiligrathstrase 7/9
90482 Nurnberg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Nadine Igl-Schmid (Mrs.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
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€ 420 260,40
Adresse
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Georgia Mertzelou (Mrs.)
NATURE BETA TECHNOLOGIES N.B.T. LTD
Israel
EU-Beitrag
€ 845 976,60
Adresse
North Industrial Zone 8
88106 Eilat
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Ami Ben-Amotz (Prof.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Schweden
EU-Beitrag
€ 745 219,75
Adresse
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
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Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Karin Persson (Dr.)
MONZON BIOTECH SL
Spanien
EU-Beitrag
€ 177 533,11
Adresse
Camino Del Vedao S/n
22310 Castejon Del Puente
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Carlos Casanovas (Mr.)