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The Partners

Joining industry and academics

ALGAESOLUTIONS brings together experts from different fields to address common challenges in algal biotechnology. The challenges include the scale-up, contaminants, and the value of algal biomass. The companies ALGAplus and Allmicroalgae provide their knowledge on industrial algal cultivation to improve growth, compound productivities and dealing with contamination. The research-driven institution UAlg provides scientific know-how in analytics, molecular techniques and alga-based experiments, advancing the current state-of-the-art. All partners are working close together with the researchers of GreenCoLab, having their expertise in LED-based reactor design, contaminant treatment and product development. 

GreenCoLab, Faro, Portugal

Promotor [GreenCoLab]: GreenCoLab is a non-profit private organization a collaborative platform between research and industry, whose research & innovation agenda is based on the exploration of macro- and microalgae as an essential component for the food, feed, nutraceutical, bioenergy, wastewater and cosmetic industries. GreenCoLab is composed of one research centre (CCMAR), one state laboratory (LNEG), one university (UA) and four companies, namely ALLMICROALGAE, NECTON, ALGA+ and SPAROS with the common goal of advancing the R&D on the cultivation of algae and algal biomass downstream processing, with the ultimate objective of generating a portfolio of new commercial products and services for the industrial partners. 

Find out more at www.greencolab.com

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The heads behind

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Peter Schulze

Researcher Algal Biotechnology ALGAESOLUTIONS coordinator
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Hugo Pereira

Innovation Manager
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Lisa Schüler

Researcher Algal Biotechnology
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Ana Gonçalves

Researcher in Fish Nutrition ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Lais Speranza

Life Cycle Analysis Specialist ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Cristina Paulino

Laboratory Manager
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Daniel Figueiredo

Expert in Algae Bioprocessing ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Madalena Mendes

Macroalgae Production ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Florinda Gama

Chemical Analyst
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team Member
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Luísa Gouveia

Researcher Algal Biotechnology
ALGAESOLUTIONS Dissemination officer
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Peter Schulze

Researcher Algal Biotechnology
ALGAESOLUTIONS coordinator
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Hugo Pereira

Innovation Manager
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Lisa Schüler

Researcher Algal Biotechnology
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Ana Gonçalves

Researcher in Fish Nutrition
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Lais Speranza

Life Cycle Analysis Specialist
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Cristina Paulino

Laboratory Manager
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Daniel Figueiredo

Expert in Algae Bioprocessing
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Madalena Mendes

Macroalgae Production
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Florinda Gama

Chemical Analyst
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team Member
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Luísa Gouveia

Researcher Algal Biotechnology
ALGAESOLUTIONS Dissemination officer

ALLMICROALGAE, Pataias, Portugal

1st Partner [ALLMICROALGAE]:. Allmicroalgae (ALLMICRO) has provided excellence in microalgae cultivation over the last 13 years. Different microalgal species are cultivated, delivering a wide range of nutrients and other bioactive compounds. The autotrophic production unit counts with a greenhouse with capacity for eight 1 m3 flat-panels and 19 outdoor tubular photobioreactors with volumes from 10 to 180 m3. ALLMICRO collaborates with more than 30 national and 50 international institutions. Those collaborations in the field of engineering, animal and human nutrition, animal production, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, genetics, microbiology, among others, allow the company to accomplish high-quality standards, both in the final product and the general knowledge.

Find out more at www.allmicroalgae.com

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The heads behind

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Joana Laranjeira

Plant and R&D Manager
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Ana Barros

Fermentation & Laboratory Manager
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Helena Cardoso

Postdoctoral Researcher
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Maria Soares

Laboratory Technician
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Joana Laranjeira

Plant and R&D Manager
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Ana Barros

Fermentation & Laboratory Manager
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Helena Cardoso

Postdoctoral Researcher
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Maria Soares

Laboratory Technician
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member

ALGAplus, Aveiro, Portugal

2nd Partner [ALGAPLUS]: ALGAPLUS is a Portuguese SME, created in 2011 with the aim of providing high-quality seaweed sustainably farmed in Europe for a growing international demand of this raw-material. Set in an on-shore 14ha property bathed by a seawater lagoon with recognized ecological value, our main innovation lies in the production system, a land-based Integrated MultiTrophic Aquaculture system. It allows us to provide our food, cosmetic and feed customers, year-round farmed Atlantic seaweed species, organic certified and with high levels of quality, security and traceability according to EU standards. ALGAPLUS currently produces 40 tons/year of fresh seaweed, sold internationally in different formats. In 2020, the production is targeted to reach 200tons. The company has a commercial scale nursery for Atlantic Nori species and we keep a culture collection for all the seaweed varieties in culture.

Find out more at www.algaplus.pt 

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The heads behind

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Helena Abreu

Managing Director
AGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Andreia Rego

Technical Manager
AGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Andreína Azevedo

Lab and Hatchery Technician 
AGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Joana Venâncio

Assistance to Management
AGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Helena Abreu

Managing Director
AGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Andreia Rego

Technical Manager
AGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Andreína Azevedo

Lab and Hatchery Technician 
AGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Joana Venâncio

Assistance to Management
AGAESOLUTIONS Team member

University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

3rd Partner (University of Algarve; UAlg): UAlg is a higher education institution with about 7,751 students, of which 1,604 are in advanced training courses. Teaching and research are focused on Life/Health Sciences and Technology, in particular Marine/Aquatic Sciences. Currently, UAlg offers 47 undergraduate courses and 56 postgraduate programmes (45 masters courses and 11 doctoral courses). UALG has one centre of excellence, Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), to which the researchers participating in the project belong. UAlg will participate with the necessary facilities for the project such as PCR machines, sequencer, climate chambers, equipment for photoautotrophic microalgal growth and photobioreactor development. UAlg has recently been involved in 90 R&D projects with a yearly research revenue ca. 7-8 million Euros. 

Find out more at www.ualg.pt

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The heads behind

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João Varela   

Professor
ALGAESOLUTIONS Manager
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José Mariano

Assistant Professor
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Luísa Barreira

Associate Professor
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Aschwin Engelen

Researcher
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Mélissa José

MSc student
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Valeriya Boshernitsan

MSc student
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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João Varela   

Professor
ALGAESOLUTIONS Manager
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José Mariano

Assistant Professor
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Luísa Barreira

Associate Professor
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Aschwin Engelen

Researcher
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member
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Mélissa José

MSc student
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member

Valeriya Boshernitsan

MSc student
ALGAESOLUTIONS Team member

IDENTIFICA Lda, Portugal

Molecular Kits Development [IDENTIFICA]: IDENTIFICA provides innovative solutions in the field of genetic testing, offering products and services that allow the identification and certification of biological products. The portfolio includes identification of food components, detection of pathogens and invasive species, forensic analysis, characterization of domestic breeds, among others. The IDENTIFICA tests and kits result from several years of research, presenting unique market features, namely in the identification of degraded and processed samples. IDENTIFICA will participate with their expertise in the development of a new kit for early contaminant detection in algal cultures.

Find out more at www.identificabio.com

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Filipe Pereira

Founder & CEO
Expert in molecular kit development
ALGAESOLUTIONS Consultancy
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Filipe Pereira

Founder & CEO
Expert in molecular kit development
ALGAESOLUTIONS Consultancy