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MACRO CASCADE – Cascading Marine Macroalgal Biorefinery

MACRO CASCADE – Cascading Marine Macroalgal Biorefinery

Objective

MACRO CASCADE will prove the concept of the cascading marine macroalgal biorefinery i.e. a production platform that covers the whole technological chain for processing sustainable cultivated macro-algae biomass – also known as seaweed - to highly processed value added products. The macro-algae biorefinery will be capable of processing multiple feedstocks, by deploying a range of mechanical, physicochemical and enzymatic pre-processing and fractionation techniques combined with chemical, enzymatic or microbial conversion refinery techniques for generation of a diversity of added-value products for industries within food, feed, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and fine chemicals. Algae based products for food, feed, cosmetics, pharmaceutical will be tested and documented for their bio-activities and health properties. The participation of two major industries and five SMEs demonstrate a significant commercial interest in the outcome MACRO CASCADE. The MACRO CASCADE approach contributes to the “zero waste society” as the left-over residuals from the biorefinery process can be used for fertilizers and bio-energy.

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Address

Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 756 177,50

Participants (13)

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SPF OCEAN RAINFOREST

Faeroe Islands

EU Contribution

€ 544 388,75

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 469 338,75

MATIS OHF

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 394 002,27

Fermentationexperts AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 344 940,23

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 106 327,95

ECOAST

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 164 438,75

NOVOZYMES A/S

Denmark

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 236 816,25

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 298 108,75

HORTIMARE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 277 189,67

REGION MIDTJYLLAND

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 301 943,75

CARGILL R&D CENTRE EUROPE

Belgium

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 262 683,63

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720755

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 316 425,88

  • EU contribution

    € 4 156 356,25

Coordinated by:

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark