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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 745622

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 503 578,91

  • EU contribution

    € 2 611 223,01

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL

Spain

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.

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

FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO ACUICULTURA DE ANDALUCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 320 195

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 471 750

TABU COZUMLERI DANISMANLIK LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 88 389,75

IGV INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 390 216,38

BIOPOLIS SL

Spain

VAN LOON CHEMICAL INNOVATIONS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 232 280,63

FEYECON DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 217 833,75

COMPLEMENTOS DE PIENSOS COMPUESTOS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 86 145,77

DIBAQ DIPROTEG SA

Spain

SORIA NATURAL SA

Spain

HENKEL KGaA

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 745622

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 503 578,91

  • EU contribution

    € 2 611 223,01

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL

Spain