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GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro-ALGal biorefinery

Objective

The GENIALG project aims to boost the Blue Biotechnology Economy (BBE) by increasing the production and sustainable exploitation of two high-yielding species of the EU seaweed biomass: the brown alga Saccharina latissima and the green algae Ulva spp. GENIALG will demonstrate the economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of cultivating and refining seaweed biomass in multiple use demanded products of marine renewable origin. The consortium integrates available knowledge in algal biotechnology and ready to use reliable eco-friendly tools and methods for selecting and producing high yielding strains in economically feasible quantities and qualities. By cracking the biomass and supplying a wide diversity of chemical compounds for existing as well as new applications and markets, GENIALG will anticipate the economic, social and environmental impacts of such developments in term of economic benefit and job opportunities liable to increase the socio-economic value of the blue biotechnology sector. In a larger frame, conservation and biosafety issues will be addressed as well as more social aspects such as acceptability and competition for space and water regarding other maritime activities. To achieve these objectives GENIALG will foster a trans-sectorial and complementary consortium of scientists and private companies. • GENIALG will involve a diversity of private companies already positioned in the seaweed sector individually for different applications (texturants, feed, agriculture, bioplastics, pharmaceuticals, personal care products…) in order to strengthen interactions for developing a bio-refinery concept and accelerate efficient and sustainable exploitation of seaweed biomass to bring new high-value products on the market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/bioplastics
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/phycology

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 500 056

Participants (18)

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 000 943,75
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
Activity type
Research Organisations
SEAWEED ENERGY SOLUTIONS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 592 418,75
Address
Bynesveien 48
7018 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALGAPLUS PRODUCAO E COMERCIALIZACAO DE ALGAS E SEUS DERIVADOS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 437,50
Address
Travessa Alexandre Conceicao
3830 196 Ilhavo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 798 500
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 698 750
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 448 125
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias 400
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
AMADEITE SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 762 125
Address
Za Du Haut Bois
56580 Brehan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALGAIA
France
EU contribution
€ 520 642,50
Address
Zone Industrielle De Menez Bras
29870 Lannilis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 947 577,50
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LESSONIA
France
EU contribution
€ 99 312,50
Address
Croas Ar Neizic
29800 Saint Thonan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IOTA Pharmaceuticals Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 382 550
Address
Cowley Road St Johns Innovation Centre
CB4 0WS Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOME TECHNOLOGIES PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 375
Address
North Road Marchwood
SO40 4BL Southampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGACAO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 543 125
Address
Av General Norton De Matos S/n
4450 208 Matosinhos
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 660 110
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 367 062,50
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 599 400
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE BIORENEWABLES DEVELOPMENT CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 187,50
Address
Heslington Hall Heslington
YO10 5DD York
Activity type
Other
C-WEED AQUACULTURE SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 145 118,75
Address
Rue Du Mottay 1
35400 Saint Malo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)