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Innovative cost-effective technology for maximizing aquatic biomass-based molecules for food, feed and cosmetic applications

Objective

EU society needs new sustainable biobased feedstock in order to meet the growing population needs and to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels. In terms of potential market requirements in EU, the food and fuel demand is mainly covered by foreign import, achieving the 68% of total proteins supply. Aquatic feedstock can be a solution to these necessities, however, European algae feedstock market is still facing immature production technologies, and which are not specifically designed for algae biorefinery.
The overall objective of BIOSEA is the development and validation of innovative, competitive and cost-effective upstream and downstream processes for the cultivation of 2 microalgae (Spirulina platensis and Isochrysis galbana), and 2 macroalgae (Ulva intestinalis and Saccharina latissima) to produce and extract at least 6 high value active principles at low cost (up to 55% less than with current processes) to be used in food, feed and cosmetic/personal care as high-added value products.

For achieving this objective, BIOSEA consortium consists of specialists in specific area/s or discipline/s involved in the project (IGV, AT SEA and CTAQUA in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology; VITO and FEYECON in Chemical Science and Engineering; CNTA, BIOPOLIS, DIBAQ, SORIA NATURAL and CPCFEED in Food/Feed Technology; VLCI and HENKEL in Cosmetic Science; AITEX in Materials Science and TABU in Environmental Science). The total budget of BIOSEA is up to €4,633,447, so it is totally aligned with the range considered in the topic. It can be added that the industrial contribution will be up to €2,611,321, representing a percentage of 44% of the total budget and indicating the strong weight and involvement of the industry in the proposal.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/phycology
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala 1
03801 Alcoy Alicante
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 490 312,50

Participants (12)

CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 314 099,23
Address
Carretera Na-134 Km 50
31570 San Adrián
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO ACUICULTURA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 320 195
Address
Muelle Comercial S/n Edif Ctaqua
11500 El Puerto De Santa Maria Cadiz
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 471 750
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
TABU COZUMLERI DANISMANLIK LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 88 389,75
Address
Cinar Mahallesi Fatih Caddesi No 1/23/610
35080 Izmir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IGV INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 390 216,38
Address
Arthur Scheunert Allee 40-41
14558 Bergholz Rehbrucke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOPOLIS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Catedratico Agustin Escardino 9
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VAN LOON CHEMICAL INNOVATIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 232 280,63
Address
Science Park 408
1098XH Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEYECON DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 217 833,75
Address
Rijnkade 17 A
1382 GS Weesp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMPLEMENTOS DE PIENSOS COMPUESTOS SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 86 145,77
Address
Carretera Adios S/n
31153 Eneriz-navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIBAQ DIPROTEG SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Cruz 3
40260 Fuentepelayo Segovia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SORIA NATURAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Poligono La Sacea
42162 Garray Soria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HENKEL KGaA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Henkelstrasse 67
40191 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)