PUFACHAIN

The Value Chain from Microalgae to PUFA

 Coordinatore GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS 

 Organization address address: WILHELMSPLATZ 1
city: GOTTINGEN
postcode: 37073

contact info
Nome: Nadja
Cognome: Daghbouche
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 551 399795
Fax: +49 551 39189795

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 7˙149˙939 €
 EC contributo 5˙124˙066 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
 Funding Scheme CP-TP
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-11-01   -   2017-10-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

 Organization address address: WILHELMSPLATZ 1
city: GOTTINGEN
postcode: 37073

contact info
Nome: Nadja
Cognome: Daghbouche
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 551 399795
Fax: +49 551 39189795

DE (GOTTINGEN) coordinator 712˙600.00
2    A4F ALGAFUEL SA

 Organization address address: BELAMANDIL
city: OLHAO
postcode: 8700 152

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Vitor
Cognome: Verdelho
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 22932006001

PT (OLHAO) participant 1˙014˙265.70
3    NATEX PROZESSTECHNOLOGIE GESMBH

 Organization address address: WERKSTRASSE 7
city: TERNITZ
postcode: 2630

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Sova
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 26303212029

AT (TERNITZ) participant 660˙722.00
4    FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

 Organization address address: Hansastrasse 27C
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80686

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Andrea
Cognome: Zeumann
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 1205 2723
Fax: +49 89 1205 2723

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 632˙615.10
5    ifeu - Institut fuer Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg Gmbh

 Organization address address: Wilckensstrasse 3
city: HEIDELBERG
postcode: 69120

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Guido
Cognome: Reinhardt
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 6221476731
Fax: +49 6221476719

DE (HEIDELBERG) participant 469˙510.00
6    MAHLE INNOWA GMBH

 Organization address address: PRAGSTRASSE 26-46
city: STUTTGART
postcode: 70376

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Werner
Cognome: Wietschorke
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 17615065414

DE (STUTTGART) participant 453˙916.20
7    EURA-CONSULT AG

 Organization address address: MAX EYTH STRASSE 2
city: ELLWANGEN JAGST
postcode: 73479

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stefan
Cognome: Durm
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 7961 9256229
Fax: +49 7961 9256213

DE (ELLWANGEN JAGST) participant 441˙100.00
8    CREMER OLEO GMBH & CO. KG

 Organization address address: GLOCKENGIESSERWALL 3
city: HAMBURG
postcode: 20095

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Noack
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 2302925610
Fax: +49 2302 925500

DE (HAMBURG) participant 419˙515.12
9    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Nome: Gerard
Cognome: Pitlo
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 481236
Fax: +31 317 418094

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 319˙821.88

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The overall goal of the project is to develop a robust scientific and technological basis for substan-tiating strategic and technical decisions for the industrial development of high-value products from algae. This shall contribute to develop this new and sustainable resource for market. The concept of the proposal is strictly oriented to the value chain of microalgae. Starting at the very end of the value chain the proposal picks up a concrete application of high market relevance. The main tar-geted application is the use of high purified omega 3 fatty acids (DHA/EPA) as building blocks in modern oleo chemistry to gain high value products for nutrition and pharmaceutical applications. These applications will define specifications that propagate backwards along the various value-adding stages of the value chain. These stages include biology, cultivation technology and down-stream technology. So the aim of this project is to realize a concrete exemplary value chain, de-velop the technical interfaces between the different value adding stages and investigate the still open research aspects on every single stage while addressing the needs of the value chain as a whole. Finally, an integrated processing, combining all technical steps, will be implemented for demonstration. A comprehensive and holistic sustainability approach will complement the scientific and commercial advances on each value-adding stage.

A consortium with 6 companies and 3 research institutes will integrate state of the art science and technologies in order to assemble a complete process from feedstock production and harvesting to oil extraction and purification. Innovative technologies will be combined taking advantage of a complimentary partnership with the best available expertise in the sector in Europe. These pro-cesses will be evaluated for their sustainability and scaled-up from lab to demonstrative prototype level.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

An EU consortium comprising companies and research institutes is developing an innovative process for extracting high-value products from microalgae. Its scope extends from feedstock production and harvesting to oil extraction and purification.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The aim of the project http://www.pufachain.eu/home/ (PUFACHAIN) (The value chain from microalgae to PUFA) is to develop a sound scientific and technological basis for the industrial development of high-value products from microalgae. These processes will be evaluated for their sustainability and scaled up from lab to demonstrative prototype level.

Omega-3 fatty acids (i.e. polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)), in particular docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), are important for maintaining human health. They play beneficial roles in the prevention and/or treatment of coronary heart diseases, cancer and diabetes, or occupy a structural role in the nervous tissues of the brain and retina.

Project partners will use highly purified omega-3 fatty acids (DHA/EPA) as building blocks to develop high-value products for nutritional and pharmaceutical applications. They will define specifications along the various value adding stages of the value chain, which include biology, cultivation technology and downstream technology.

Researchers are developing the process for preparation of highly purified algal oils, together with the exploitation of side products and residues. Accompanying high-value substances may include colourant antioxidants, proteins, and enzymes for pharmaceuticals and polysaccharides.

For downstream processing, three stages will be adapted to obtain highly purified omega-3 fatty acids under optimal conditions. The stages are cell disruption, crude oil extraction and separation of defined molecular classes.

Scientists will also develop integrated membrane filtration for microalgae harvesting. The polyethersulfone membrane will remove bacteria and cell fragments for efficient water recycling and reuse of the nutrients. A demonstration plant will be built that will combine all the necessary steps and prove the technology's viability.

PUFACHAIN is using a comprehensive and holistic approach to address the environmental, economic and social aspects of the project. This will complement the scientific and commercial advances made at each value adding stage and ensure sustainability.

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