EU FP7, Byefouling - Low-toxic cost-efficient environment-friendly antifouling materials


ALGAENERGY is a reference technology-based company specialising in the field of microalgae biotechnology which, with substantial R&D programmes is managed by a team of entrepreneurs and scientists with solid financial backing and extensive experience within this field. The company's mission is to develop novel products derived from microalgae -nutritional, cosmetics, agricultural and energetic, among others- and to produce them in an economically viable way. One of the world's largest utilities and the leading player in the global renewable energy sector, IBERDROLA, and a global energy company and one of the world's largest private oil companies, REPSOL, are shareholders and technology partners of ALGAENERGY. Professor Miguel Garcia Guerrero is the chief scientific advisor and Board Member of the Company.  He is Professor of Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Seville, and one of the few specialists working on the biotechnology of photosynthetic microorganisms in the world. Microalgal biomass, being a natural and sustainable product, can be applied to different sectors such as: BIOENERGY (development of 2nd generation biofuel, biodiesel, bioethanol and biogas, with higher yield than the 1st generation biofuels, that do not compete with human food, use of non-agricultural land, can be grown on either wastewater, brackish water or seawater with a daily harvesting and contribute to reduce the CO2 emissions), HUMAN NUTRITION (functional and nutraceutical foods; high nutritional biomass, rich in protein, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, carotenoids, etc.), ANIMAL NUTRITION (microalgae are needed for the aquaculture industry; additives on feeds...), COSMETICS (high level of anti-aging, antioxidant and regenerative powers), AGRICULTURE (excellent properties as biofertilizer, biofortificant or biostimulant) and BIOMATERIALS (development of novel biopolymers that do not involve the use of petroleum neither interfere in the food chain).Future ambitions and specific interest in Biobased PPP

  • Continue with the developments for the reduction of production costs in the BIOENERGY SECTOR.
  • Continue with the developments of novel products derived from microalgae and positioning them into the market: agriculture, human nutrition, animal nutrition, cosmetics and biomaterials.
  • Make state-of-the-art microalgae technology and novel products available to the Consortium.

Full name of the organization: Algaenergy S.A.
Address: Avenida de Europa,19. Alcobendas, Madrid-Spain.
Telephone: +34914902020
E-mail address:
Contact person: Rafael G.Cubero
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Published March 11, 2014