BISIGODOS project aims to address the production of valuable algae-derived chemicals, amino acids and high added-value bio-resins, starting from algae biomass fed directly with CO2 from industrial emissions (cement, steel factory, thermal power plants, etc.) as a cost-effective and renewable raw material, a process assisted by solar radiation, nutrients and seawater microalgae.
In order to achieve this, BISIGODOS Project has adopted several innovative approaches at each step of the process:
- Algae strains screening
- Production optimization and process integration
- Energetic and mass balance evaluation and improvement
- Optimization of photo-bioreactors
- Reduction of CO2 emissions in industrial plants
- Study and adaptation of separation of algae components based on hybrid technologies.
- Development of environmental and regulatory analysis
Among the high added value products that have been obtained, there are bio-based conductive polymers for paints, surfactants and ink binder copolymers, as well as algae-derived amino acids for food application.
The scaling up of each selected fine chemical substance and bio-resin has been evaluated from a techno-economical perspective to identify key operation steps and factors contributing to their viability. Thus, this analysis will help to identify potential measures for cost reduction to advance towards an algae-derived sustainable and efficient economy.
Project website: www.bisigodos.eu