Around the world steps are being taken to move from todays fossil based economy to a more sustainable economy based on biomass. The 4-year SPLASH project will develop a new biobased industrial platform using microalgae as a renewable raw material for the sustainable production and recovery of hydrocarbons and (exo)polysaccharides from the species Botryococcus braunii and further conversion to renewable polymers.
Goal: The aim of SPLASH is to deliver knowledge, tools and technologies needed for the establishment of a new industry sector: Industrial Biotechnology with algae and/or algal genes for the manufacture of polyesters and polyolefins.
The project encompasses:
1.Development of Botryococcus as an industrial production platform
2.Systems biology analysis
3.Development of procedures for production, in situ extraction and isolation
|Effective start/end date||1/01/13 → 31/12/17|