Florence, Italy

Entity description and role in FUEL4ME

Fotosintetica & Microbiologica Srl (F&M) is a spin-off company of the University of Florence founded in 2004 to exploit the know-how on microalgae physiology and mass cultivation developed by a research group coordinated by Prof. Mario Tredici. The group has developed and tested with different microalgae a variety of closed systems such as the “Green Wall Panel” (patents WO 2004/074423 and WO2011/013104). F&M provides consultancy to private and public entities on microalgae cultivation and applications in agro-environment, and for production of renewable fuels, feeds, functional foods, natural drugs and cosmetics. F&M has a collection of about 1000 microalgal strains isolated from different habitats around the world the majority of which have been characterized for their growth capacity and biochemical composition. F&M laboratories and outdoor experimental facilities are located within the Scientific and Technological Center of the University of Florence in Sesto Fiorentino.

In Fuel4Me, F&M leads WP2 (Translation to outdoors and production) to achieve a reliable production process of lipid production from microalgae cultivated outdoors in flat panels.

Contact person

Dr. Liliana Rodolfi, mail (link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)