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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 845185

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    6 January 2020

  • End date

    5 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 187 572,48

  • EU contribution

    € 187 572,48

Coordinated by:

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Project description

English EN

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.

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 187 572,48

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 845185

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    6 January 2020

  • End date

    5 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 187 572,48

  • EU contribution

    € 187 572,48

Coordinated by:

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands