Dec 2013 - Dec 2017
Cultivation and biorefinery for Dunaliella
The aim of the D-Factory is to set a world benchmark for a sustainable algal biorefinery. With this purpose, a showcase of biorefinery will be set up and used as a robust manifestation for the business case for global investment in algae biorefineries and in large-scale production of microalgae using photobioreactors, algal raceways and lakes. Designs, flowsheets and integrated schemes along with sustainability assessments will produce benchmarks for a wide range of products and paths. These are being used in the D-Factory business case developed to raise investment for the first prototype D-Factory in Europe, by reaching several stakeholders across the globe via the Innovation Platform created.
Microalgae species: Dunaliella salina and Dunaliella bardawil