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Dinoflagellate phytotoxins exploitation

Project description

Industrial production of phytotoxins from microalgae culture

Dinoflagellates are microalgae that naturally produce a wide range of toxins. Only a small fraction of these toxins have been identified and proven to be efficient in different applications, including biopesticides, drug discovery, and food safety testing. The technology of microalgae culturing is poorly developed, resulting in a very high price of the products. French PLANKTOVIE developed a disruptive technology (soft mixer) that enables efficient dinoflagellate culture. The EU-funded Dinophyte project aims to demonstrate the industrial production capacity of dinoflagellate culture and obtain market analysis for the biopesticide, drug discovery, and food safety markets. The results of market and feasibility studies will be applied to build a comprehensive business plan.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
45 Rue Joliot Curie Hotel Technologique De Chateau Gombert
13382 Marseille

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00