Splash AF-EU-13003 (BO-21.04-001-005)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


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

4.Product development

Effective start/end date1/01/1331/12/17


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