BIORECOVER, financed with 6.3 million euros, is focused on the recovery of high value raw materials through advanced solutions, including microalgae.
The strong commitment of AlgaEnergy to R&D is evident from the portfolio of projects in which it participates in a leading role. This biotechnology company specialized in the microalgae sector adds another project to its portfolio: BIORECOVER. Financed by 6.3 million euros, this bioremediation project aims to recover high value raw materials– such as rare-earths, magnesium, heavy or precious metals– through biotechnological solutions, including microalgae. In this sense, the roles of AlgaEnergy include the use of some of microalgae strains grown by the company, such as Chlorella, Scenedesmus, Arthrospira and Anabaena as bio-absorbents for the recovery of the aforementioned materials. AlgaEnergy’s budget for this project is approximately 449,592 euros.
The project, assigned by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 Program, will last for 4 years and will develop a strategic research line in the European Union as the production of essential raw materials - critical raw materials (CRM). The aim of the project is to guarantee a secure, sustainable and accessible supply of CRM for fundamental economic sectors on which 30 million jobs depend, such as automotive, aerospace, construction, steel and agriculture sectors, among others.
The project has first-rate consortium members from seven different countries (Spain, Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Slovenia and South Africa) and is coordinated by Multisectoral Research Technology Center (CETIM). Among the associates, companies such as Técnicas Reunidas, a Spanish engineering company listed on the Madrid’s stock exchange; the Magnesitas Navarras mining company or academic centers such as the University of Cape Town and that of Johannesburg stand out.
On November 16th, 2022 open voting for the Board of Directors of the European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) took place, resulting in the election of AlgaEnergy’s Managing Director – Carlos Rodríguez-Villa as Vice President of the board – with 95 percent of the participatory vote.01 December, 2022
Alcobendas City Council has awarded us with this award "which recognizes business excellence", delivered by the Mayor of Alcobendas, Aitor Retolaza.28 October, 2022
We were one of the 15 companies selected -among more than 200 applications from 27 countries- to participate in the 11th edition of the Social Innovation Tournament, organized by the EIB Institute, obtaining the second prize in the 'Blue and Green Economy' category.30 September, 2022
Decoding how AlgaEnergy’s solutions energize crop gene expression in less than 2 hours.26 September, 2022
Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, Managing Director of AlgaEnergy, gave a TED talk in which he showed how, through innovation, the goals set in the 2030 Agenda can be achieved.23 September, 2022
The biotechnology company has joined and completed the first phase of the EIC Greenhouse Gas (EIC GHG) Programme, promoted by the European Innovation Council, with the aim of measuring, reducing and offsetting the carbon footprint of European companies.16 September, 2022
The biotechnology company is one of the only two companies invited to show that through innovation the goals set in the 2030 Agenda can be achieved.09 September, 2022
The PTF4LS, led by the Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB), promotes the transmission of research, scientific and technological advances through public-private collaboration between the main agents in the agri-food sector.27 July, 2022
Organized by the economic information newspaper Expansión and the Constucía group, the agenda included a round table with the participation of María Segura, Deputy General Manager of AlgaEnergy.06 July, 2022
With numerous publications on microalgae biotechnology and important contributions to the design and implementation of photobioreactors, Tredici represents a world reference in applied phycology research.21 June, 2022