The LIFE ALGAECAN project has participated in the 2nd technical conference ‘Circular Economy and Microalgae: Bioproducts for the chemical, energy and agricultural industries’, at the facilities of the National Center for Renewable Energies (CENER) in Sarriguren (Navarra).

This conference was organized by the CYCLALG project, an R + D + i project that aims to develop and validate technological processes that improve the economic profitability and environmental sustainability of the process of obtaining biodiesel through the cultivation of microalgae. The project introduces heterotrophic cultivation of microalgae as a necessary strategy to increase oil productivity and improve the profitability of the process.

The LIFE ALGAECAN project was invited to participate as an example of the use of microalgae for the treatment of wastewater from the fruit and vegetable processing industry. Increasingly, microalgae represent a new renewable resource for obtaining bio-products destined for the energy, chemical and agricultural sectors. For this reason, Jesús Mª Martín Marroquín, CARTIF researcher and coordinator of the project, explained its purposes, its objectives and the progress achieved so far.

Algaenergy and Neoalgae, two examples of Spanish companies that currently produce and market products derived from microalgae destined for sectors as diverse as food, cosmetics, agriculture and energy, also participated in the conference.