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Sustainable Algae Biorefinery for Agriculture aNd Aquaculture

Descripción del proyecto

Aprovechar las aguas residuales para obtener bioproductos sostenibles

Las aguas residuales no tienen por qué ser un laste, de hecho, pueden ser un recurso valioso. El proyecto SABANA, financiado con fondos europeos, contribuirá a transformar la industria de los bioproductos desarrollando una biorrefinería integrada a gran escala basada en microalgas, que utiliza agua marina y nutrientes de aguas residuales para producir bioestimulantes, plaguicidas biológicos, aditivos de piensos, biofertilizantes y piensos para la acuicultura. En SABANA se minimizarán los residuos y el consumo de energía al recuperar los nutrientes de aguas residuales, sobrenadante y estiércol porcino. Además, se aborda la acuciante necesidad de tecnologías sostenibles en la agricultura y la acuicultura mediante el desarrollo de bioproductos que mejoran el rendimiento de los cultivos y la producción piscícola.

Objetivo

SABANA aims at developing a large-scale integrated microalgae-based biorefinery for the production of biostimulants, biopesticides and feed additives, in addition to biofertilizers and aquafeed, using only marine water and nutrients from wastewaters (sewage, centrate and pig manure). The objective is to achieve a zero-waste process at a demonstration scales up to 5 ha sustainable both environmentally and economically. A Demonstration Centre of this biorefinery will be operated to demonstrate the technology, assess the operating characteristics of the system, evaluate environment impacts and collaborate with potential customers for use.
The key advantages of SABANA project are: the sustainability of the process, using marine water and recovering nutrients from wastewaters while minimizing the energy consumption, and the socioeconomic benefits, due to the relevance of the target bioproducts for two major pillars in food production as agriculture and aquaculture. Bioproducts capable of increasing the yield of crops and fish production are highly demanded, whereas recovery of nutrients is a priority issue in the EU. Instead of considering wastewater as an inevitably useless and problematic residue of our society, SABANA acknowledges its potential as an opportunity for economically relevant sectors.
SABANA project includes (i) the utilization of microalgae-bacteria consortia and in co-culture with other algae to control grazing species, (ii) the implementation of efficient thin-layer cascade and raceway, (iii) the scale-up of reactors to ensure stable operation, (iv) to use marine water to increase the sustainability of the process; (v) to recover nutrients from wastewaters, (vi) to develop harvesting processes taking into account the remaining water, (vii) to establish processes for mild/energy efficient extraction of bioproducts, (viii) to process residual biomass to produce biofertilizers and aquafeed in zero-waste schemes, (ix) using robust and sustainable technology

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-BG-2016-2017

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-BG-2016-1

Régimen de financiación

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Coordinador

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 1 499 500,00
Dirección
Carretera sacramento canada
04120 Almeria
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Región
Sur Andalucía Almería
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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