CARTIF researchers working on the LIFE ALGAECAN project have visited the facilities of two of the project partners in Slovenia to share the first progress of the project since
its launch.

The first visit was to the AlgEn Technology Center, in Ljubljana, in charge of developing the cultivation of heterotrophic algae that, combined with the spray drying of the collected microalgae, will allow obtaining a product of commercial interest as raw material for the production of biofertilizers, animal feed, bioplastics, etc. For now, the researchers verified the correct development of the microalgae under heterotrophic conditions.

In addition, they had the opportunity to visit the VIPI fruit processing company, a family business for the production and sale of juices, fruit vinegars, alcoholic beverages and a wide variety of organic products. The project team has studied the possibilities for the location of the demonstration pilot plant