Shaping the future of microalgae proteins in Europe
The project counts 31 partners from 13 different European countries working together to create a more sustainable and cost-efficient microalgae industry.
Make microalgae cultivation more efficient, sustainable and affordable;
Improve the production of protein-rich ingredients from microalgae biomasses;
Create nutritious and tasty foods and feeds using microalgae proteins;
Scale up production and seize the market for microalgae-based food and feed;
Food production systems rely heavily on Earth’s limited resources.
Particularly animal farming and aquaculture are driving forces of pollution, freshwater usage, deforestation and biodiversity loss.
Future-proof food systems depend on alternative proteins that are more environmentally responsible, healthy and nutritious.
Microalgae are a good source of proteins, polyunsaturated fats & bioactive compounds
Microalgae have higher productivity rates than some grains and cereals
Microalgae require few natural resources to grow, do not compete for land with other crops and can help reduce pollution by capturing CO2