Promoting sustainable and innovative algae products and solutions in the Baltic and North Seas
AlgaeProBanos aims to accelerate product development and market access of sustainable algae solutions. AlgaeProBANOS supports six business pilots, SMEs, and startups, to bring eight algae products to the market (TRL7-9), in food, feed, nutraceuticals, textiles, cosmetics and plant biostimulants applications. Value chains are based on microalgae and seaweeds, sourced in the Baltic or North Sea or from recycled resources. Innovation takes place in iterative loops with assessments to secure maximum robustness, efficiency, and sustainable sustainability. Value chains are built with end-users’ needs put in the centre, through engaging users in co-creation activities, to ensure maximum uptake. Digital tools are developed to support all actors from biomass producers to consumers. In the end, GoToMarket strategies are tailored to the pilots, providing a trajectory to reach the market. At a meta level, the Algae Accelerator develops new and aggregates existing knowledge, and develops a portfolio of solutions, guidelines and a collaboration and training platform, to benefit the entire algae industry.
AlgaeProBANOS is a consortium of 26 project partners, including SUBMARINER Network and its members.
Ferdinand Bulmer, Senior Project Manager