Adding value to by-products obtained during the biotechnological production of squalene and DHA by the microalgae AURANTIOCHYTRIUMsp.
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funding type Industry National
programme PT2020 - SI I&DT - I&D em Co-Promoção
acronym/
reference
Algavalue
alternative reference POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017680
research group(s) 4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling;
department Chemistry (DQ)
execution dates 2016-11-14 - 2019-11-14 ( 36 Months )
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The Algavalue project intends to optimize the biotechnological process of squalene production, of high health interest given its anti-oxidative and anti-carcinogenic properties, from a heterotrophic microalgae that, in certain growing conditions, besides producing significant amounts of squalene, produces other compounds of high value and commercial interest, such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), carotenoids and others. In addition, the project intends to develop strategies for the bio-refineries by-products and waste valorization, promoting more environmentally sustainable practices and adding commercial value to this activity.

coordinator
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Jorge Saraiva (REQUINTE)
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution Depsiextracta Tecnologias Biológicas, Lda
partner institution(s)

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPL), o Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) e a Universidade de Aveiro (UA)

international partner(s) no
total budget 1.218.371€
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