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Sustainable Algae Biorefinery for Agriculture aNd Aquaculture

Objective

SABANA aims at developing a large-scale integrated microalgae-based biorefinery for the production of biostimulants, biopesticides and feed additives, in addition to biofertilizers and aquafeed, using only marine water and nutrients from wastewaters (sewage, centrate and pig manure). The objective is to achieve a zero-waste process at a demonstration scales up to 5 ha sustainable both environmentally and economically. A Demonstration Centre of this biorefinery will be operated to demonstrate the technology, assess the operating characteristics of the system, evaluate environment impacts and collaborate with potential customers for use.
The key advantages of SABANA project are: the sustainability of the process, using marine water and recovering nutrients from wastewaters while minimizing the energy consumption, and the socioeconomic benefits, due to the relevance of the target bioproducts for two major pillars in food production as agriculture and aquaculture. Bioproducts capable of increasing the yield of crops and fish production are highly demanded, whereas recovery of nutrients is a priority issue in the EU. Instead of considering wastewater as an inevitably useless and problematic residue of our society, SABANA acknowledges its potential as an opportunity for economically relevant sectors.
SABANA project includes (i) the utilization of microalgae-bacteria consortia and in co-culture with other algae to control grazing species, (ii) the implementation of efficient thin-layer cascade and raceway, (iii) the scale-up of reactors to ensure stable operation, (iv) to use marine water to increase the sustainability of the process; (v) to recover nutrients from wastewaters, (vi) to develop harvesting processes taking into account the remaining water, (vii) to establish processes for mild/energy efficient extraction of bioproducts, (viii) to process residual biomass to produce biofertilizers and aquafeed in zero-waste schemes, (ix) using robust and sustainable technology

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-BG-2016-1

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 500,00
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria
Spain

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Region
Andalucía Almería
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

FCC AQUALIA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 655 718,75
Address
Calle Federico Salmon 13
28016 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 709 593,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HIDROTEC TECNOLOGIA DEL AGUA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 131 250,00
Address
Avenida Kansas City 9
41007 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 56 250,00
GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR GROUP GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 011 325,00
Address
Werner-habig-strasse 1
59302 Oelde

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Warendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 433 425,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR IBERICA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 36 050,00
Address
Avda. San Julian 147-157 Poligono Industrial Congostgranollers
08403 Granollers

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 15 450,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 894 625,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BIORIZON BIOTECH SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 021 737,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Tecnologico De Almeria, Calle Albert Einstein 15
04131 El Alquian Almeria

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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
Andalucía Almería
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 437 887,50
MIKROBIOLOGICKY USTAV AV CR V.V.I
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 379 750,00
Address
Videnska 1083
142 00 Praha 4

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 170 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 496 017,50
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

Fondazione Parco Tecnologico Padano

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Einstein - Loc. Cascina Codazza
26900 Lodi

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Lodi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
A.I.A. AGRICOLA ITALIANA ALIMENTARE S.P.A.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 339 675,00
Address
Piazzale Apollinare Veronesi 1
37036 San Martino Buon Albergo Vr

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Verona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 145 575,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 498 750,00
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

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Region
Canarias Canarias Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SZECHENYI ISTVAN EGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 540 875,00
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
9026 Gyor

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Region
Dunántúl Nyugat-Dunántúl Győr-Moson-Sopron
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CIB-CONSORZIO ITALIANO BIOGAS E GASSIFICAZIONE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 173 250,00
Address
Via Einstein Snc Localita Cascina Codazza Parco Tecnologico Padano
26900 Lodi

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Lodi
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00