Algae for future
The project Algae2Future (A2F) aims to lay the foundation for industrial microalgae production in Norway by utilizing natural resources and waste streams from existing production lines within agriculture, aquaculture and process industry.
A2F brings Algae to the Future by integrating fundamental algae research and applied industrial practices. An international consortium of 20 partners work on this undertaking (among which several Norwegian universities, research institutes and industry), under the lead of NIBIO (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research). This project is funded by the Research Council of Norway, within the BIONÆR programme and will last until March 2021. A Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) will be performed based on the production line at the Cluster of Farmers headed by Folvengaard. A2F will develop three approved microalgal value chains demonstrating the potential of various uses of algal biomass rich in respectively starch, protein and omega-3-fatty acids. A2F will also implement a Communication Strategy for optimal exploitation and dissemination of Project results.