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 San++ chemical analyser, among others. There is also a pilot-scale facility destined to scaled-up experiments, with flat-panels, raceway ponds, and tubular photobioreactors, ranging from 50 to 2900L.

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 San++ chemical analyser, among others. There is also a pilot-scale facility destined to scaled-up experiments, with flat-panels, raceway ponds, and tubular photobioreactors, ranging from 50 to 2900L.

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Follow our Latest Publications

21 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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27 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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3 March 2020
Nannochloropsis oceanica Cultivation in Pilot-Scale Raceway Ponds—From Design to Cultivation
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January 2020
Reserve, structural and extracellular polysaccharides of Chlorella vulgaris: A holistic approach
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14 February 2020
Development of an Organic Culture Medium for Autotrophic Production of Chlorella vulgaris Biomass
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5 April 2020
Lab-Scale Optimization of Aurantiochytrium sp. Culture Medium for Improved Growth and DHA Production
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26 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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13 February 2019
Industrial production of Phaeodactylum tricornutum for CO2 mitigation: biomass productivity and photosynthetic efficiency using photobioreactors of different volumes
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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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06 July 2018
Nannochloropsis oceanica, a novel natural source of rumen-protected eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) for ruminants
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Ongoing Projects

The R&D team is involved in several national and international projects, which 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.
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 ro 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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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.