THE ALGAEMAX RESEARCH
After years of negotiations, a new research programme is to be launched today to break one of the major penetration barriers for the microalgae producers – the cost of harvesting and extraction. The idea came up from a Dutch company and was rapidly supported by a new entrepreneur from Turkey.
To develop an innovative and cost effective ultrasound flow-cell designed to reduce microalgae harvesting costs whilst preserving the quality of the biomass concentrate. This is the goal of the Algaemax research, a European project that set together three R&D organisations representing the innovation power of Barcelona, London and Stuttgart.
The Centre for Research and Innovation of Catalonia (CRIC), as Research Coordinator, organised this first working meeting to schedule research timings. It is expected that after two years of technological research, the outcome will fit with commercial willing of SMEs involved in this venture at European level.