Tecnalia. Inspiring Business

Tecnalia. Inspiring Business

Circular Economy and Microalgae: obtaining products for the chemical, energy and agricultural industries


Venue: FICOBA Premises - International Basque Coast Trade Show (Iparralde Hiribidea, 43, 20302 Irun, Gipuzkoa)
Date: 2018.06.01
Hours: 9:45 a 14:30 hours
Duration: 4 hours and 15 minutes
Organiser: TECNALIA
Price: Free
Alberto Bonilla

In this workshop, a set of technological processes will be presented for the procurement of products through microalgae cultivation. Based on a circular economy scheme, the waste generated during some stages is used as input and resources during other phases of the production process.

Thus, through the application of a biorefinery model the integral use of the biomass and diversification to obtain value-added products for different industrial sectors, such as the chemical, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, energy and agricultural industries, is pursued.

The conference will be held on the premises of the FICOBA - International Basque Coast Trade Show, coinciding with the BIOTERRA 2018 exhibition of ecological products, green building, renewable energy and responsible consumption.


09:15 Registration and reception
09:45 Welcome. Presentation from CYCLALG, a network of technology centres to develop a microalgae-based biorefinery (TECNALIA)
10:00 Structure and objectives of CYCLALG (NEIKER-TECNALIA)
10:30 Production of biomolecules for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Centre of Application and Transformation of Agricultural Resources (CATAR-CRITT)
11:00 Production of products for the agricultural industry: protein and carbohydrate hydrolysates (NEIKER-TECNALIA)
11:30 Coffee break
12:00 Production of biodiesel (CENER - National Renewable Energy Centre)
12:30 Production of polyols for adhesives intended for the footwear industry (TECNALIA)
13:00 Production of biogas, animal feeds and fertilisers (Association for the Environment and Security in Aquitaine - APESA)
13:30 Interactive map of associated companies (Association of Navarre Industries - AIN)
14:00 Round table. Debate. Conclusions of the event
14:30 End of the day

The technological processes which will be presented at this event have been developed and validated within the framework of CYCLALG.

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CYCLALG has been co-financed to 65% by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Interreg V-A Spain-France-Andorra programme (POCTEFA 2014-2020). The objective of POCTEFA is to reinforce the economic and social integration of the Spain-France-Andorra border area. Its assistance is focused on the development of cross-border economic, social and environmental activities through joint strategies in favour of sustainable territorial development.

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