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Industrial development of microalgae grown in mixotrophic culture


The EIMA project objective is to mass produce molecules of interest through anaerobic digestion and development of carbon substrates (industrial by-products) by microalgae.

The R&D project strategy is based on a differentiated and original approach to define the following continuum for each molecule of interest: a variety, a substrate, an optimized production process, an application.

The EIMA project aims to produce molecules of interest from microalgae grown in a mixotrophic culture which is predominantly heterotrophic (that is to say, primarily using energy from carbon substrates, in addition to the provision of light).

The aim, therefore, is a dedicated development and production process to maximise the value from industrial by-products, primarily on the production site.

Porteur du projet
Partenaires industriels
Rhodia, Lactalis, Pierre Guérin, Sanders
Partenaires recherche
Service de Biologie Végétale et de MicroBiologie Environnementale/CEA, CRITT Bio-Industries, ITERG
13 500 K€
Cofinanceurs publics
Année de labellisation
2011 - Colabellisé par le Pôle Trimatec
Année de cofinancement