The project aim is to help the participants to a leading position in the field of utilizing algae for energy purposes and for commercial exploitation of high value compounds from algae. An additional aim is to increase the synergy and facilitating collaboration between the participants involved in the project and thereby increase their ability to compete in this new field.
Algae are the largest un-exploited biomass resource, which possess vast potential as resource for an array of different applications including sustainable energy carriers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and ingredients for the food and feed industry. Industrial scale utilization of marine algae requires intensive development ofgrowth, harvest and conditioning systems that secure reliable delivery of large amount of biomass at the right time, quality and condition. A long innovative process is necessary tobe able to scale up the algae production to meet the increasing demand for biomass for many different purposes.
This project is a network project with focus on a majority of industrial partners in dialogue with research institutions. The network will increase theability of the involved industries to evaluate their business opportunities for production based on algae raw materials, and the network will strengthen the cooperation andsparring between the Nordic partners. In addition the newsletters and the website will give a large network for algae activities in the North Atlantic area including England, Scotland.Ireland, Faroe Island, Greenland and the east coast of Canada.This project was funded under the Nordic Marine Innovation Program 2.0.