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The Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance matches its users to the services,
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#BalticBlueBioAlliance cases

  • MBF: Movable Biogas Factory

    MBF: Movable Biogas Factory

    Utilization of excessive aquatic biomass via transfer on-site.

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  • Uni Gdansk bloom “case”: from bloom to smart bioproducts

    Uni Gdansk bloom “case”: from bloom to smart bioproducts

    The Polish researchers at University of Gdansk are developing an industrial process that turns cyanobacterial blooms from the Baltic Sea into bioplastics.

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  • EHP: real-time environmental monitoring solutions for the aquaculture

    EHP: real-time environmental monitoring solutions for the aquaculture

    EHP ENVIRONMENT Ltd. offers real-time monitoring stations as environmental buoys, water flow and quality monitoring stations for continuous environmental monitoring solutions.

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  • LoondSPA: natural spa cosmetics from Estonia

    LoondSPA: natural spa cosmetics from Estonia

    The LoondSPA cosmetics include the Värska lake mud and mineral waters from South Estonia, these powerful mineral resources have not been used in the cosmetics industry so far.

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  • KosterAlg: farming macroalgae in the clean waters of the Swedish west coast

    KosterAlg: farming macroalgae in the clean waters of the Swedish west coast

    The newly established Swedish company KosterAlg offers several species of cultivated macroalgae, such as kelp and sea lettuce. As an ALLIANCE partner KosterAlg has benefitted from cooperation with expertise in the area of business and technical development.

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  • BIOFISK: beach cast and residual biomass for new fish feed

    BIOFISK: beach cast and residual biomass for new fish feed

    Guldborgsund Municipality supports development of new biomass-based within the project “BIOFISK”.

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  • Phytolinc: a photobioreactor linked to land-based recirculating aquaculture system

    Phytolinc: a photobioreactor linked to land-based recirculating aquaculture system

    Phytolinc develops a photobioreactor (PhytoBoX) for cultivation of microalgae. The system is linked to any existing land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS).

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  • Biotrino: bioscience start-up discovers a type of algae rich in proteins

     Biotrino: bioscience start-up discovers a type of algae rich in proteins

    The Danish company Biotrino utilizes microorganisms to produce proteins and fats. This way of gaining the proteins is faster and more efficient than animals and plants – without using any toxins.

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  • Berrichi: the secret benefits of algae in natural cosmetics

    Berrichi (Furcella): the secret benefits of algae in natural cosmetics

    Berrichi is an Estonian natural cosmetics brand, which combines algae-based antioxidants and super oils that make a perfect blend of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. The ecological products of Berrichi are developed in cooperation with biochemists and dermatologists - Berrichi combines science and the ancient Asian beauty traditions.

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  • Maresome: Innovative products with antibacterial and wound healing effects on a base of marine organisms

     Maresome: Innovative products with antibacterial and wound healing effects on a base of marine organisms

    Institute of Marine Biotechnology e.V. (IMaB) is developing new pharmaceuticals and formulation for wound dressing without antibiotics.

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  • Power Algae: turning CO2 from waste into resource with microalgae

    Power Algae: turning CO2 from waste into resource with microalgae

    Microalgae for extraction of valuable compounds for feed and chemical industry. Through the ALLIANCE the case owner got access to valuable information about microalgae cultivation.

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  • Marine strains as promising sources for producing novel lipases and galactosidases

    Enzymicals: marine strains as promising sources for producing novel lipases and galactosidases

    Use of enzymes for complex chemical synthesis is popular in low temperature industrial processes.

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  • Closed energy and nutrient cycle in the microalgae cultivation

    JAMK: closed energy and nutrient cycle in the microalgae cultivation

    ALLIANCE helped to address the challenges in microalgae biomass production using liquid from biogas production.

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  • Biome: Baltic Sea mollusk shells for bone tissue engineering

    Biome: Baltic Sea mollusk shells for bone tissue engineering

    With the support of ALLIANCE, Biome applies Baltic Sea mollusk shells as a mineral resource for the preparation of the bone grafts with the shell material for bone tissue engineering.

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  • SFTec: drying technology for blue bio-economy needs

    SFTec: drying technology for blue bio-economy needs

     With the help of the ALLIANCE, SFTec will test and evaluate the enabling potentiality of ModHeat® technology for blue bio-economy needs.

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  • Vetik: hidden treasures of a red seaweed

    Vetik: hidden treasures of a red seaweed

    With the help of the ALLIANCE, Vetik is developing different valuable products from a red seaweed. Examples are red pigments with fluorescent, antitumor, antioxidant properties that could be used in biotechnology, medicine, cosmetics and food industries. Since 2017, ALLIANCE partners are supporting Vetik both in the production and business development.

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  • Hoekmine. Finding the genes that colour life in the sea

    Hoekmine: finding the genes that colour life in the sea

     Baltic Iredescence – from macroalgal microbiota to new enzymes and optical materials

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  • Healthy fish, happy customers

    Baltic Probiotics: healthy fish, happy customers

    With the help of the ALLIANCE, Baltic Probiotics will test its innovative new aquaculture products. The probiotic products
    enhance fish health and water quality. ALLIANCE partners will be helping with laboratory experiments in model systems.

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  • Baltic macroalgae in global cosmetics

    CRM: baltic macroalgae in global cosmetics

    With the help of the ALLIANCE, CRM is developing a new product based on macroalgae extracts.
    The active compound will be used in cosmetics to protect the skin from free radicals. The company
    is collaborating with ALLIANCE researchers to find an alternative method of extraction.

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  • A fresh coat of paint: Biovento’s search for algae inhibitors

    Biovento: a fresh coat of paint - search for algae inhibitors

    With the help of the ALLIANCE, Biovento is looking into natural product
    chemistry and bioactivity testing for its collection of cultivated Baltic Sea microalgae.
    The aim is to find inhibitors of microalgae growth that could be applied in the maritime industry.

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  • Geoterma case

    Geoterma: exploring new uses for geothermal water

    With the help of the ALLIANCE, Geoterma is exploring different uses for geothermal water.
    Potential applications vary from aquaculture to health. ALLIANCE experts are helping
    to develop a biological use and a corresponding business model.

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  • A fresh take on research infrastructure: microalgae facility for hire

    Kalundborg Utility: a fresh take on research infrastructure - microalgae facility for hire

    With the help of the ALLIANCE, Kalundborg Utility will put its state-of-the-art microalgae cultivation test facility to new use.
    ALLIANCE partners will help to come up with new concepts and potential users to carry on the work in experimental algal cultivation.

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    Blue biotechnology news

    • Adding value to your business: making the most of your intellectual property

      Adding value to your business: making the most of your intellectual property

      This is an excerpt from a talk that was given to the Blue Biotech Conference in Greifswald, Germany in August 2018.

      Money is a pressing issue for most small businesses. For start-ups in the Biotechnology area this issue can be particularly acute because they frequently have relatively large R&D expenditure, few tangible assets and generate little in the way of cash flow. Knowledge is often their primary asset.

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    • Demo plant for nutrient recycling opened in Oulu Finland

      Demo plant for nutrient recycling opened in Oulu Finland

      On Thursday 14th of June, a production concept consisting of two innovative technologies was launched in Oulu Finland. The companies behind the concept are SFTec Oy and Rakeistus Oy. In the near future they will start to produce new fertilizers from recycled organic sludges with the help of National Resources Institute Finland. The Demo deplant can handle for example residue from a biogas plant, different kinds of manure and waste water sludges.

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    • SUBMARINER Network attends the FucoSan project partner meeting

      SUBMARINER Network attends the FucoSan project partner meeting

      FucoSan is a 3-year research project funded by Interreg Germany-Denmark programme. Its main aim is to assess the potential of producing and using Fucoidans, constituents of extracts from brown seaweeds for medical and cosmetic applications.

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    • Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance – 22 successful developments participate in the mentorship programme 

      Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance – 22 successful developments participate in the mentorship programme 

      Twenty-two unique cases have joined since 2016 in four batches: SMEs, start-ups and spin-offs at different stage of development all take part in the ALLIANCE project enjoying an extensive free mentorship programme. But who are they? Here are some interesting statistics of these 22 cases.

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    • 4th ALLIANCE Call for ideas has been extended!

      4th ALLIANCE Call for ideas has been extended!

      The Baltic Sea Region’s leading marine and biotechnology institutes have joined together and are opening their doors to you: labs, brains, resources, expertise and facilities are at your disposal. We offer assistance in all kinds of areas, from scientific and technical development to contractucal and financial expertise to marketing. Together we will identify what’s needed to build your value chain and find the right partners.

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    • External support to Baltic Blue Biotech Alliance partners on business model development

      External support to Baltic Blue Biotech Alliance partners on business model development

      The Alliance partner Danish Technological Institute (DTI) is making a request for offers within the scope of the Work Package 3.5 “ALLIANCE permanent institutional and business setup”. The applicant should be familiar with the paradigms of EU-funded projects and with public and private financing mechanisms for SME’s.

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    • Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance – first marine bioproduct success

      Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance – first marine bioproduct success

      Milestone reached: First natural cosmetics product on the market in Interreg-BSR project.

      The Baltic Blue Biotechnology ALLIANCE is happy to announce that Furcella OÜ has launched its first product line, “Berrichi”. Having collaborated closely with Alliance partners for almost a year, Furcella benefitted from the project’s effective mentoring programme. The Estonian start-up brought its line of natural, algae-based anti-ageing creams to the market using a revolutionary active ingredient sourced from Baltic red algae: Furcelleran.

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    • The ALLIANCE is growing: become a part of it!

      The ALLIANCE is growing: become a part of it!

      20 great ideas for new marine biobased products and services are already part of the Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance … could yours be next?

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    • Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance publishes service offer brochure

      Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance publishes service offer brochure

      The Baltic Blue Biotechnology has just published its new service offer brochure. It introduces our holistic approach to the blue biotechnology sector and the way in which we work with our business cases. Above all, it gives an overview of the specific services each of our institutions is able to offer.

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      Blue biotechnology events

      19 Sep – 20 Sep 2018
      Munich, Germany

      27 Sep 2018
      Sakskøbing, Denmark


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       The SUBMARINER Network is a flagship project of the EUSBSR