R&D

The R&D Department is focused both on optimizing all aspects of microalgae production and the improvement of the biochemical and functional properties of the final products. All development efforts are aimed to answer the specific needs of Allmicroalgae’s business and research partners.

Our Research & Development

Our research team’s laboratories are specifically designed for autotrophic and heterotrophic experiments, from culture rooms to lab-scale reactors. The equipment necessary for chemical and biological control of the experimental cultures is also available in-house: laminar flow cabinets, environmental chamber, light and fluorescent optical microscopes, a continuous chemical analyser, among others. There is also a pilot-scale facility destined for outdoor experiments, with flat-panels, raceway ponds, and tubular photobioreactors, ranging from 50 to 3500L.

Our Research & Development

Our research team’s laboratories are specifically designed for autotrophic and heterotrophic experiments, from culture rooms to lab-scale reactors. The equipment necessary for chemical and biological control of the experimental cultures is also available in-house: laminar flow cabinets, environmental chamber, light and fluorescent optical microscopes, a continuous chemical analyser, among others. There is also a pilot-scale facility destined for outdoor experiments, with flat-panels, raceway ponds, and tubular photobioreactors, ranging from 50 to 3500L.

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November 2021
Freeze-dried Nannochloropsis oceanica biomass protects eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) from metabolization in the rumen of lambs
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October 2021
Nannochloropsis oceanica harvested using electrocoagulation with alternative electrodes – An innovative approach on potential biomass applications
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October 2021
Ethanol Extraction of Polar Lipids from Nannochloropsis oceanica for Food, Feed, and Biotechnology Applications Evaluated Using Lipidomic Approaches
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September 2021
Microalgal Lipid Extracts Have Potential to Modulate the Inflammatory Response: A Critical Review
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June 2021
Microalgae as Sustainable Bio-Factories of Healthy Lipids: Evaluating Fatty Acid Content and Antioxidant Activity
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May 2021
Foods with microalgae and seaweeds fostering consumers health: a review on scientific and market innovations
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May 2021
Future perspectives of microalgae in the food industry
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April 2021
Effects of Chlorella vulgaris, Nannochloropsis oceanica and Tetraselmis sp. supplementation levels on in vitro rumen fermentation
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March 2021
Microalgal biomasses have potential as ingredients in microdiets for Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) post-larvae
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March 2021
Operation Regimes: A Comparison Based on Nannochloropsis oceanica Biomass and Lipid Productivity
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February 2021
Polar lipidomic profile shows Chlorococcum amblystomatis as a promising source of value-added lipids
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February 2021
Microalgae n-3 PUFAs Production and Use in Food and Feed Industries
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July 2020
Use of technological processing of seaweed and microalgae as strategy to improve their apparent digestibility coefficients in European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) juveniles
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May 2020
Incorporation of defatted microalgal biomass (Tetraselmis sp. CTP4) at the expense of soybean meal as a feed ingredient for juvenile gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata)
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May 2020
Isolation and Characterization of Novel Chlorella Vulgaris Mutants With Low Chlorophyll and Improved Protein Contents for Food Applications
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April 2020
Isolation, Identification and Biotechnological Applications of a Novel, Robust, Free-living Chlorococcum (Oophila) amblystomatis Strain Isolated from a Local Pond
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Abril 2020
Lab-Scale Optimization of Aurantiochytrium sp. Culture Medium for Improved Growth and DHA Production
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March 2020
Nannochloropsis oceanica Cultivation in Pilot-Scale Raceway Ponds—From Design to Cultivation
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March 2020
Development of an Organic Culture Medium for Autotrophic Production of Chlorella vulgaris Biomass
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January 2020
Reserve, structural and extracellular polysaccharides of Chlorella vulgaris: A holistic approach
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September 2019
Heterotrophy as a tool to overcome the long and costly autotrophic scale-up process for large scale production of microalgae
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August 2019
The effects of different extraction methods of lipids from Nannochloropsis oceanica on the contents of omega-3 fatty acids
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May 2019
Growth performance, biochemical composition and sedimentation velocity of Tetraselmis sp. CTP4 under different salinities using low-cost lab- and pilot-scale systems
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February 2019
Industrial production of Phaeodactylum tricornutum for CO2 mitigation: biomass productivity and photosynthetic efficiency using photobioreactors of different volumes
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July 2018
Nannochloropsis oceanica, a novel natural source of rumen-protected eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) for ruminants
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January 2017
Mass balance analysis of carbon and nitrogen in industrial scale mixotrophic microalgae cultures
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Research Projects

The R&D team is involved in several national and international projects, whose focus is in line with the company’s priorities. These projects represent the core of the research activities, allowing the production of several thesis and peer-reviewed papers, and collaborations with universities, companies, and research centers.
ALGAESOLUTIONS – Solutions to improve growth, induce high value metabolites and detect contaminants to produce novel algal products

The main objectives of the ALGAESOLUTIONS project are to provide innovative solutions to common problems of algal producers by increasing the productivity, quality and market value of the biomass produced and to develop five products with high commercial value: AllPhaeo+, AllNanno+, AtlanticNori+, ConchoNori+, CleanCulture.

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PERFORMALGAE – Establishing high performance algae industrial cultures for the production of biostimulants and functional feeds

PERFORMALGAE key objective is to develop microalgae strains targeting relevant metabolites to obtain novel and highly valued products for agriculture biostimulants and aquafeed functional ingredients. In particular, interesting phenotypes will be improved through high-throughput screening techniques leading to the development of products with biostimilant and biopesticide activity and also a product for functional aquafeed (antixodiant, immunostimulant).

ZeroWaste – Systemic Innovations Towards a Zero Food Waste Supply Chain

ZeroWaste gathers a multidisciplinary team of 46 partners from 17 European countries to understand and address system lock-in effects, to test innovations, to foster innovation scale-up and to ensure a just transition, all focused on reducing food loss/waste to half by 2030 and enabling conditions for near-zero by 2050.

ValorMar – Full valorisation of marine resources: potential, technological innovation and new applications

This project has as basis the economy of the sea. It focuses on the valorisation of marine resources and aggregates entities of the Portuguese National Scientific System with relevant companies along the value chains. ValorMar intends to promote technological development and validate it through pilot demonstrations.

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AlgaValor – Microalgae: Integrated production, valorization of biomass and its diverse applications

The project AlgaValor has as main objective the integrated production of microalgae and the valorisation of its biomass and extracts in different applications. The project contemplates the development and release of new products to the market in the food, feed, cosmetics and biofertilizers field.

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Magnificent – Microalgae as a green source for nutritional ingredients for food/feed and ingredients for cosmetics by cost-effective new technologies

The overall objective of the project is to develop and validate a sustainable and economically feasible new value chain based on cultivation and processing, with the aim to transform microalgae biomass into valuable ingredients for food, aquafeed and cosmetics applications. Development and validation of new product formulations of microalgae are also included.

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SIMBA – Sustainable innovation of microbiome applications in food system

The objective of SIMBA project is to harness complex soil and marine microbial communities for the sustainable production of food. SIMBA focus on two interconnected food chains: crop production and aquaculture.

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PROFUTURE – Microalgae protein ingredients for the food and feed of the future

ProFuture aims to set the basis for market uptake of innovative, healthy and sustainable food and feed products reformulated with Spirulina, light Chlorella, Tetraselmis chui and Nannochloropsis oceanica. A multi-factor approach intends to boost microalgae biomass production and processing, by reducing energy/water consumption and the carbon footprint.

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AlgaCO2 – Industrial cultivation of microalgae as a green strategy for atmospheric CO2 sequestration

ALGACO2 aimed at producing novel microalgae strains betting on their ability to capture CO2 and use it as a source to generate interesting compounds. A screening of potencial species was performed and scale up cultivation of the best candidates was undertaken, to validate production at industrial scale.

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Partners

Allmicroalgae works close to several partners in order to extend the expertise and guarantee good quality of the generated knowledge and the final product.

Meet Our Products

Our products were designed to present microalgae solutions, with high quality standards to the most demanding markets, focusing on dietary supplements, food, feed and agro applications.