Building the future by doing more together

GENIALG - GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative Macro-ALGal biorefinery
Coordinator - Philippe Potin
CESAM Responsible researcher - Maria do Rosário Domingues
Programme - Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme
Execution dates - 2017-01-01 - 2021-12-31 (60 Months)
Funding Entity - EC - European Commission
Funding for CESAM - 599400 €
Total Funding - 12224237 €
Proponent Institution - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Roscoff, France
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro


The GENIALG project aims to boost the Blue Biotechnology Economy (BBE) by increasing the production and sustainable exploitation of two high-yielding species of the EU seaweed biomass: the brown alga Saccharina latissima and the green algae Ulva spp. GENIALG will demonstrate the economic feasibility and environmental sustainability of cultivating and refining seaweed biomass in multiple use demanded products of marine renewable origin with application in many industrial areas.


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