Nov 2017 - Jun 2023

High added-value industrial opportunities for microalgae in the Atlantic Area

The objective of this project is to exploit the biotechnology potential of microalgae in the Atlantic area, to enhance the value of this resource by transferring the latest developments in this field to the business sector, thereby facilitating production of large biomass volumes and optimising production processes in line with their different final products. The use of new species will likewise be studied to increase the business potential of this sector. Companies will be offered support, both for developing new products and for obtaining multi-products based on the same culture, through the implementation of a DST; a combination of technical and financial modelling.

This project aims to promote the interests of a broad spectrum of the industrial fabric, from microalgae cultivation for feed in aquaculture, to the exploration of different technologies, such as nanotechnology, among others, for obtaining medical treatments, cosmetics, nutraceutical extracts, phytochemical production or human nutrition, among others.




2.45 M€


67 months


Swansea University
University of Manchester
University of Porto
University of Coruña
University of La Rochelle
TEAGASC Food Research Center
Global and Ecofriendly Natural Extracts (GLECEX)
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Algalimento S.L.
A4F Algae for Future SA
Hijos de Rivera

A4F Role

A4F is one of the industrial partners that participated in the advisory council of the project for the first 4 years. With the 17 months extension, A4F will conduct the demonstration of the DST tool, assessing its performance in the simulation of microalgae production. Additionally, it will supply Porphyridium purpureum biomass to Estrella Galicia for preliminary research on the incorporation of microalgae into beverages and will participate in the project's communication activities.