A4F ALGAE FOR FUTURE
A4F - Algae for Future (A4F) (Portugal), is the project coordinator.
A4F incorporates the knowledge and experience of more than 20 years in the field of industrial microalgae biotechnologies. It is a bioengineering company, which Designs, Builds, Operates and Transfers (DBOT) microalgae industrial production and processing plants worldwide. A4F will coordinate the consortium, produce biomass autotrophically and build and operate the biorefinery according to the final product specifications for the end users.
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA - IBET (PT)
Instituto De Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (iBET) is a private non-profit institution focused in bioprocess development services. As a Biotechnology Research Organization iBET acts as an interface between academic and private institutions while also creating and organizing autonomous knowledge and expertise. The IBET unit of Food and Health develops work in Food and Nutritional sciences, bringing together researchers with various expertise, including analytical and organic chemists, pharmacists, biochemists, microbiologists, biological and chemical engineers.
In the project, IBET will be responsible for Producing high value bioactive compounds from a large variety of complex natural matrices, namely recovery, purification and characterization of proteins, polar lipids and pigments and for Developing (bio)reactors and their integration with membrane processing for in-situ recovery of valuable bioactive products.
Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I.P (LNEG), the Portuguese National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, is a State Laboratory attached to the Ministry of Environment and Energy Transition,
which mission is to promote technological innovation in the fields of energy and geology focused on science and technology, with the overriding objective of raising company competitiveness within a framework of sustainable economic progress. LNEG will Implement innovative separation technologies for bioproducts extracted from microalgae biomass, pilot testing of biorefinery, refinery scale up support and industrialization and perform Life Cycle Environmental and Social Assessment, as well as techno-economic assessment of the whole value chain.
IMIC CAS - Centre Algatech (CZ)
MIKROBIOLOGICKY USTAV AV CR V.V.I (Institute of Microbiology IMIC – Centre Algatech) (Czech Republic) was established in 1960 as a research institution of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences for microalgal biotechnology research for wide application from food / feed industry to medial applications. Since then, the Centre developed into internationally recognized research institution focus on both fundamental and applied research in microalgal biotechnology, genetics, physiology, metabolism, biochemistry, cultivation. The Centre team is responsible for searching new promising strains of microalgae, lab to pilot scale cultivation in both auto- and heterotrophic conditions and testing chromatographic technology for a large-scale downstream processing.
Phycom is one of Europe’s largest and most innovative producers of algae. Based on decades of experience in the biotech sector, Phycom has developed a sustainable and completely closed production system. Phycom’s cultivation techniques and process technology are highly innovative in the international market. The result is high-quality, food-safe microalgae with superior purity and consistent quality. Phycom’s food and feed safety management system is FSSC22000 and GMP+ certified. Within the Multi-stream project, Phycom will contribute to the production of the algae biomass, based on the selected algae-strains, and to the optimization of the algae production systems.
To ensure the success of MULTI-STR3AM’s ‘market to resources’ approach, end users from the food (Upfield), feed (ForFarmers) and fragrance (International Flavours & Fragrances) sectors are participating in the project as key partners.
These partners will provide input as to their needs in terms of type of compounds, purity, volume and price, as provide ongoing feedback on microalgae ingredients supplied by biorefining operations.
ForFarmers N.V. (NL) is an international organisation that offers complete and innovative feed solutions for livestock farming. With its “For the Future of Farming” mission, ForFarmers is committed to the continuity of farming and further sustainalising the agricultural sector.
ForFarmers is the market leader in Europe with annual sales of 10.1 million tonnes of animal feed. The company is operating in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the United Kingdom. ForFarmers has approximately 2,600 employees. In 2019, the turnover amounted to approximately € 2.5 billion.
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES | IFF
For over 130 years, IFF has been using artistry, science, and expertise to create unique and unexpected scents, tastes, experiences and ingredients for the products our world craves—from global iconic brands to indie startups. Driven by its purpose – To redefine & transform how we live in and care for the resources of our world – IFF is committed to do more good, question everything, and champion creators.
As part of IFF’s long history of developing innovative solutions for a multitude of global challenges, the Company is proud to participate and support the Multistr3am project to pioneer materials for fragrance encapsulation and continue to expand its portfolio of renewable fragrance ingredients. The goal of IFF’s R&D collaboration with the European Commission’s CORDIS Horizon 2020 framework program is to validate whether algae materials can be incorporated into the Company’s high-quality products, innovative solutions and partnerships with customers to deliver growth, and build the way to a more sustainable future.
Upfield is the largest plant-based consumer products company in the world. Company’s purpose is to make people healthier and happier with great testing, all-natural, plant-based nutrition products that are good for consumers and the planet. Upfield is strongly committed to sustainable development that guides the entire value-chain taking into account responsible sourcing, no deforestation due to company’s supply chain and minimizing the use of packaging. Upfield will take part in this proposal in its role as an end-user of oil/fat compounds that will be extracted from microalgae.