CIRCular valorization of industrial
ALGAE waste streams into high-value
products to foster future sustainable
blue biorefineries in Europe
This Horizon Europe project CIRCALGAE has a goal to develop sustainable algae-based biorefineries and products supporting the health of aquatic ecosystems for a healthy planet and people.
It aims to valorize the massively produced, but at the same time under-exploited algal biomass into high value-added ingredients for the feed, food and cosmetic applications.
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The CIRCALGAE project, funded by Horizon Europe, aims to valorize the algae waste streams from existing algae farms in Europe
Blue biorefinery schemes up-scaled to hundreds of kg will be demonstrated throughout the CIRCALGAE project.
Demonstrator products will be developed by food, feed and cosmetics industry partners validating the great potential of novel algae ingredients in these key sectors.
Bringing together a team of key algae cross-sectoral players, the project will validate all health-promoting effects and claims, regulatory aspects and environmental, economic and social impacts.
CIRCALGAE will engage all relevant stakeholders in the primary sector to re-shape the current industrial network for a future thriving blue bioeconomy. Final products will be qualified for the market including their studies in consumer acceptance assessments.
Why valorize algae waste streams?
Algal biomass is massively produced (over 36Mt/year worldwide) but at the same time underexploited. Vast amounts of waste are generated by the algal industries (up to 95% of the initial biomass in some cases).
Through a cascade biorefinery approach, this waste material can be transformed into high-value products.
Discover the key figures of the CIRCALGAE project
blue biofineries will be developed
Consumer acceptance surveys
cross-sectional training workshops
demonstrator products will be developed
€ million European Commission fundings