Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge 2018

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Bioelectrochemical system to reduce cost of algae production


Photosynthetic microorganisms (PM) cultures can be applied as wastewater treatment technology in lagoons or raceway-like photo-bioreactors. 

In treating organic-rich wastewater, an alternative to traditional PM/bacteria cultures is assisting PM cultivations by the introduction of microbial fuel cell systems. Such systems have been named photosynthetic-microbial fuel cells (P-MFC) and several applicative studies were published on this topic. 

Describe the problem your company wishes to solve and how your product or service will solve it

 These systems offer several advantages over conventional water treatment processes, including the recovery of nutrients and CO2 through autotrophic metabolism. The obtained PM- can be a source a feed valuable Biomass or added-value hydrolysates (e.g. biofertilizers, bio- stimulants and plant growth promoters) or molecules (e.g. natural dyes, antioxidants, bio-polymers, carotenoids etc.)

Describe other business assistance that you are seeking from Nutreco

We need professional expertise in an aquafarming player that help us to prove the suitability of the algae biomass as a low-cost dietary supplement or chemical industry to enhance  added value hydrolysates molecule 

Are you available to participate in the final event in the Netherlands 28, 29, and 30 May? All expenses will be covered by Nutreco


Describe how the prize - a validation trial in our facilities - could boost the development of your business

Validate our models could be disruptive to the agro feed industry, an trial should be carry on

If you already have a website for your business, please share the URL

we run a start-up that produce and commercialized already algae (spirulina ) 

here the web site : 

teresa debesa 3 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Khalil Safaei 3 months ago

Good luck!

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