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GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro-ALGal biorefinery

Objective

The GENIALG project aims to boost the Blue Biotechnology Economy (BBE) by increasing the production and sustainable exploitation of two high-yielding species of the EU seaweed biomass: the brown alga Saccharina latissima and the green algae Ulva spp. GENIALG will demonstrate the economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of cultivating and refining seaweed biomass in multiple use demanded products of marine renewable origin. The consortium integrates available knowledge in algal biotechnology and ready to use reliable eco-friendly tools and methods for selecting and producing high yielding strains in economically feasible quantities and qualities. By cracking the biomass and supplying a wide diversity of chemical compounds for existing as well as new applications and markets, GENIALG will anticipate the economic, social and environmental impacts of such developments in term of economic benefit and job opportunities liable to increase the socio-economic value of the blue biotechnology sector. In a larger frame, conservation and biosafety issues will be addressed as well as more social aspects such as acceptability and competition for space and water regarding other maritime activities. To achieve these objectives GENIALG will foster a trans-sectorial and complementary consortium of scientists and private companies. • GENIALG will involve a diversity of private companies already positioned in the seaweed sector individually for different applications (texturants, feed, agriculture, bioplastics, pharmaceuticals, personal care products…) in order to strengthen interactions for developing a bio-refinery concept and accelerate efficient and sustainable exploitation of seaweed biomass to bring new high-value products on the market.

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-BG-2016-1

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 056,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25

Participants (19)

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 000 943,75
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban

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Region
Highlands and Islands Lochaber, Skye & Lochalsh, Arran & Cumbrae and Argyll & Bute
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SEAWEED SOLUTIONS AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 592 418,75
Address
Bynesveien 50c
7018 Trondheim

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 253 893,75
ALGAPLUS PRODUCAO E COMERCIALIZACAO DE ALGAS E SEUS DERIVADOS LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 476 437,50
Address
Travessa Alexandre Conceicao
3830 196 Ilhavo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 204 187,50
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 798 500,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 698 750,00
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 448 125,00
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias 400
4200-465 Porto

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AMADEITE SAS

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 252 863,96
Address
Za Du Haut Bois
56580 Brehan

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 108 370,27
ALGAIA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 520 642,50
Address
Zone Industrielle De Menez Bras
29870 Lannilis

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Finistère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 223 132,50
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 947 577,50
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LESSONIA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 99 312,50
Address
Croas Ar Neizic
29800 Saint Thonan

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Finistère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 42 562,50
IOTA Pharmaceuticals Ltd
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 382 550,00
Address
Cowley Road St Johns Innovation Centre
CB4 0WS Cambridge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 163 950,00
BIOME TECHNOLOGIES PLC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 144 375,00
Address
North Road Marchwood
SO40 4BL Southampton

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Central Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 61 875,00
CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGACAO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 543 125,00
Address
Av General Norton De Matos S/n
4450 208 Matosinhos

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 660 110,00
Address
University Road
H91 Galway

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 367 062,50
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 599 400,00
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE BIORENEWABLES DEVELOPMENT CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 197 312,50
Address
Heslington Hall Heslington
YO10 5DD York

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
C WEED AQUACULTURE SARL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 145 118,75
Address
Rue De L Herminette 15
35350 Saint Meloir Des Ondes

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bretagne Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 62 193,75
OLMIX
France
Net EU contribution
€ 509 261,05
Address
Le Lintan Za Du Haut Du Bois
56580 Brehan

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 218 254,73