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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

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/phycology

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 499 500

Participants (10)

FCC AQUALIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 786 968,75
Address
Calle Federico Salmon 13
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR GROUP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 047 375
Address
Werner-habig-strasse 1
59302 Oelde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 894 625
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIORIZON BIOTECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 021 737,50
Address
Ctra. Alicun Nº 60
04740 Roquetas De Mar-almeria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIKROBIOLOGICKY USTAV AV CR V.V.I
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 549 750
Address
Videnska 1083
142 00 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 496 017,50
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
A.I.A. AGRICOLA ITALIANA ALIMENTARE S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 339 675
Address
Piazzale Apollinare Veronesi 1
37036 San Martino Buon Albergo Vr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 498 750
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SZECHENYI ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 540 875
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
9026 Gyor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CIB-CONSORZIO ITALIANO BIOGAS E GASSIFICAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 250
Address
Via Einstein Snc Localita Cascina Codazza Parco Tecnologico Padano
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Other