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Microalgae As a Green source for Nutritional Ingredients for Food/Feed and Ingredients for Cosmetics by cost-Effective New Technologies

Objective

Today there are only market opportunities for high value applications due to production costs, which are still too high to make microalgae a competitive feedstock for commodities. There is presently a large production capacity for a limited number of microalgae strains in Europe. However, the number of concrete products and market applications is still limited. The enlargement of current market applications for high-value microalgae ingredients will lead to new business opportunities, industrialize the technology and provide the knowledge and experience required to enter the medium- low value market within 5-10 years.
MAGNIFICENT will expand the range of commercial products and their market volume substantially and in a sustainable manner. The overall objective of the project is to develop and validate a sustainable and economically feasible new value chain based on cultivation and processing, with the aim to transform microalgae biomass into valuable ingredients for food, aquafeed and cosmetics applications. Development and validation of new product formulations of microalgae are included in the project
To achieve this, optimization will be done: 1) Upstream, cultivation related processes via adaptation and selection of algae varieties, improvement of growing conditions and target product concentration in the cell and 2) downstream process steps (separation, extraction, purification) in order to achieve the overall aim to maximise the production of compounds of interest (phospholipids rich in omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA and fucoxanthin as main molecules). The work will be supported by chain evaluation, market assessment, socio-economic impact assessment and LCA. Specific attention will be paid to the requirements of the existing EU regulatory framework.
The MAGNIFICENT consortium has 16 partners from 7 EU countries incl. 10 SME's, 3 LE's, 1 University and 2 RTO's, and comprises commercial partners in the entire value chain and the 3 target markets.

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 377 040,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (17)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 221 610,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 387 702,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NECTON-COMPANHIA PORTUGUESA DE CULTURAS MARINHAS SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 771 250,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Belamandil Sn
8700 152 Olhao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CMP-CIMENTOS MACEIRA E PATAIAS SA

Participation ended

Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Maceira-liz
2405 018 Leiria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 85 017,81
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Leiria
 
SPAROS LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 403 053,75
SME

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

Yes
Address
Area Empresarial De Marim Lote C
8700 221 Olhao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ERDYN CONSULTANTS SARL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 288 125,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Rue Vergniaud 23
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALGA DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING AND SERVICES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 149 986,25
SME

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

Yes
Address
Calle Margaritas De Las, Num 15 Costa Oeste
11500 El Puerto De Santa Maria El Cadiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MADEBIOTECH - C R & D S.A. ZONA FRANCA DA MADEIRA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 269 475,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Zona Franca Industrial Plataforma 28 Pavilhao Industrial K Modulo 2
9200-047 Canical
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Oeste
 
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NATUREXTRACTS SA ZONA FRANCA DA MADEIRA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 207 509,75
SME

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

Yes
Address
Zona Franca Industrial, Plataforma 28, Pavilhao In Modulo 2, Ilha Da Madeira, Canical
9200 047 Machico
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Região Autónoma da Madeira Região Autónoma da Madeira Região Autónoma da Madeira
 
DECERNA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 199 651,25
SME

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

Yes
Address
Charles Parsons Technology Centre High Quay
NE24 2AZ Blyth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Northumberland
 
ALGOSOURCE TECHNOLOGIES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 559 578,75
SME

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

Yes
Address
Boulevard De L'universite 37 Crtt Bureau 273
44600 Saint Nazaire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
KEMIN INDUSTRIES

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Toekomstlaan (Hrt) 42
2200 Herentals
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
 
IMENZ BIOENGINEERING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 232 151,91
SME

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

Yes
Address
L J Zielstraweg 1
9713 GX Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
N-ZYME BIOTEC GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Haasstrasse 9
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
 
NATAC BIOTECH SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 263 125,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
C/ Poligono Industrial Las Canadas S/n
10700 Hervas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TOTALENERGIES RAFFINAGE CHIMIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Place Jean Millier 2 La Defense 6
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 231 006,25
ALLMICROALGAE NATURAL PRODUCTS SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rua 25 De Abril Sem Numero
2445-413 Pataias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 38 732,19
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Oeste