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demaDEMA

marker-2 Title of the project: Direct Ethanol from MicroAlgae

marker-2 Status: ongoing From 01.12.2012 to 31.05.2017

marker-2 Coordinator: University of Limerick

marker-2 Contact: Dr. SHEAHAN by email

The DEMA Consortium will develop, demonstrate and licence a complete economically competitive technology for the direct production of bioethanol from microalgae with low-cost scalable photobioreactors by 2016. Initial proof-of-concept results show via Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and economic balance that it is feasible to use microalgae to produce bioethanol for less than 0.40 per litre. The catalytic conversion of solar energy, H2O and CO2 into ethanol will be carried out by a metabolically engineered strain of the cyanobacterium, Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803.

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intesusalINTESUAL

marker-2 Title of the project: Demonstration of integrated and sustainable enclosed raceway and photobioreactor microalgae cultivation with biodiesel production and validation.

marker-2 Programme: FP7- ENERGY.2010.3.4-1

marker-2 Status: ongoing from 01.05.2011 to 30.04.2015

marker-2 Coordinator: CENTRE FOR PROCESS INNOVATION LIMITED

This project will demonstrate an optimised approach to generate biofuels from algae in a sustainable manner on an industrial scale. It will integrate prior high quality research which has been undertaken at national and international levels; both with public support and with private finance. The demonstration and associated dissemination activities undertaken in this work will help to enable increased security of energy supply for European transport needs and greater penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) as part of the drive to meet the European Commissions (EC) 20:20:20 objectives.

This project will involve integration and demonstration of low cost, enclosed raceways and organic LED illuminated photo-bioreactors powered by stored RES, the selection of optimum microalgae cultures to maximise growth and yields (over 1,500 dry tonnes of dry algae and 600 tonnes of algal oil from 10 ha in a period of 18 months.

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splashSPLASH

marker-2 Title of the project: Sustainable PoLymers from Algae Sugars and Hydrocarbons

marker-2 Programme: FP7- KBBE.2012.3.4-02

marker-2 Status: ongoing from 01.09.2012 to 31.08.2016

marker-2 Coordinator: STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

marker-2 Contact: Dominik Vogt by email

The 4-year SPLASH project will develop a new biobased industrial platform using microalgae as a renewable raw material for the sustainable production and recovery of hydrocarbons and (exo)polysaccharides from the species Botryococcus braunii and further conversion to renewable polymers. The project comprises 20 partners of which 40% SME and several large corporates plus universities and research institutes..

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biofatBIOFAT

marker-2 Title of the project: Biofuel From Algae Technologies

marker-2 Programme: FP7- ENERGY.2010.3.4-1

marker-2 Status: ongoing from 01.06.2011 to 30.04.2015

marker-2 Coordinator: ABENGOA BIOENERGIA NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS SA

marker-2 Contact: Dominik Vogt by email

BIOFAT is a microalgae to biofuel Demonstration project with a farming area of 10-ha for microalgae cultivation and a target annual productivity of 100 tons per ha. The project will integrate all the processes from single cell to biofuel production. The production stage will be based on photobioreactors for inocula production, and raceways for production of bulk biomass and induction of oil/starch accumulation, necessary to obtain the biofuel (biodiesel and bioethanol). Carbon dioxide derived from fermentation will be used.

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