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Single-step disentanglement and fractionation of microalgal high-value products through acoustophoresis

Project description

Taking full advantage of microalgal powerhouses

Microscopic algae are single-celled organisms. Highly effective producers of biomass for biofuel production, these little organisms are poised to play a major role in industrial-scale production of clean renewable energy. However, only a small portion of their biomass is used in this way. The rest is a treasure-trove of natural compounds of great interest to markets such as biopharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. These are currently wasted because biorefineries cannot cost-effectively retrieve them. AlgCoustics is developing a pioneering extraction technique that promises to isolate them in a single step, providing incentive to biorefineries while also supplying natural compounds-of-interest to numerous other industries.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /engineering and technology/chemical engineering/separation technologies
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/lipids

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-RI - RI – Reintegration panel


Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 187 572,48