Biofuels´ production from certain microalgae and cyanobacteria is the most promising alternative because their production, compared to that of first and second generation biofuels from agricultural crops, is higher and more sustainable, it uses sewage, brackish or marine water, does not require the use of agricultural land, does not compete with human food, a daily harvest is obtained and the cultivation process is also environmentally friendly because microalgae are a consumer of the greenhouse gas CO2.
On the basis of basic research developed over decades by Spanish Universities and Research Centers, AlgaEnergy is following a responsible scientific and technological path, with the aim of making the production of biofuels from microalgae industrially profitable. Indeed, this biofuel, with high energy potential and other outstanding properties has already been produced by AlgaEnergy although the company is currently in the reduced production costs phase.
R&D programs developed for this purpose covering the entire value chain, including selection and genetic engineering work of different microalgae with initial substantial amounts of lipids and carbohydrates -some patented-, the establishment of a suitable and scalable optimized production process or the development of new more effective and competitive extraction methods.
In addition, microalgae are an inexhaustible source of active compounds which make it possible to develop drugs, given that they are unicellular beings that have existed for 3 billion years on the planet and have required an almost unlimited biochemical wealth to be ableto adapt to all kinds of conditions. Hundreds of scientific publications praise their potential for fighting all kinds of pathologies, viruses and even some types of cancer. Although this potential is yet to be confirmed in the coming years and decades, the experiences and results obtained are certainly encouraging.
On the other hand, microalgae are an inexhaustible trunk of active compounds to develop medicines, because as unicellular beings that have survived three billion years on the planet, they have required an almost unlimited biochemical richness to adapt to all kinds of conditions. Hundreds of scientific publications extol its potential to fight against all types of pathologies, viruses and even some types of cancer. Although this potential is still to be confirmed in the coming years and decades, AlgaEnergy collaborates in research with renowned multinational companies in the sector, and the experiences and results that are being obtained initially are certainly encouraging.
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