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Sustainable Algae Biorefinery for Agriculture aNd Aquaculture

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

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)

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FCC AQUALIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 786 968,75

GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR GROUP GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 047 375

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 894 625

BIORIZON BIOTECH SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 021 737,50

MIKROBIOLOGICKY USTAV - AVCR, V.V.I.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 549 750

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 496 017,50

A.I.A. AGRICOLA ITALIANA ALIMENTARE S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 339 675

UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 498 750

SZECHENYI ISTVAN UNIVERSITY

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 540 875

CIB-CONSORZIO ITALIANO BIOGAS E GASSIFICAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 173 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727874

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 646 705

  • EU contribution

    € 8 848 523,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA

Spain