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Network of technological centres for the development of a microalgae based biorefinery


To develop & validate technological processes to improve the economic profitability and environmental sustainability of the process to obtain biodiesel via microalgae culture.

Introduce the heterotrophic culture of microalgae adopting the principles of Circular Bioeconomy to increase oil productivity and improve process profitability.


Scaling-up microalgae production process at demo scale (1000 l) for high added value bio based products (Chlorella microalgae).

30 kg of algae biomass has been produced and 4.6 kg of oil has been extracted with a similar composition to rape seed oil.

Waste streams, after extraction, have been used to produce others products: biofertilizers, building blocks, biogas or bioactives for cosmetic products

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)


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