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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.

Coordinator

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

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Alicante/Alacant
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (12)

CENTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA Y SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 314 099,23
Address
Carretera Na-134 Km 50
31570 San Adrián

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO ACUICULTURA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 320 195,00
Address
Muelle Comercial S/n Edif Ctaqua
11500 El Puerto De Santa Maria Cadiz

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Region
Andalucía Cádiz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 471 750,00
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TABU COZUMLERI DANISMANLIK LIMITED SIRKETI
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 88 389,75
Address
Cinar Mahallesi Fatih Caddesi No 1/23/610
35080 Izmir

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ege İzmir İzmir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 547,75
IGV INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 390 216,38
Address
Arthur Scheunert Allee 40-41
14558 Bergholz Rehbrucke

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam-Mittelmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 95 127,37
BIOPOLIS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Catedratico Agustin Escardino Benlloch 9 Parque Cientifico De La Universidad De Valencia
46980 Paterna Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 189 500,00
VAN LOON CHEMICAL INNOVATIONS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 232 280,63
Address
Science Park 408
1098XH Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 56 625,62
FEYECON DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 217 833,75
Address
Rijnkade 17 A
1382 GS Weesp

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Het Gooi en Vechtstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 53 103,75
COMPLEMENTOS DE PIENSOS COMPUESTOS SA

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 86 145,77
Address
Carretera Adios S/n
31153 Eneriz-navarra
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 57 888,91
DIBAQ DIPROTEG SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Cruz 3
40260 Fuentepelayo Segovia

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Region
Castilla y León Segovia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 498 750,00
SORIA NATURAL SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Poligono La Sacea
42162 Garray Soria

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Region
Castilla y León Soria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 420 500,00
HENKEL KGaA
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Henkelstrasse 67
40191 Dusseldorf

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 499 312,50