Biorefineries are boosting the bio-based industries across Europe

Flagship Biorefineries

Since 2014, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has funded 11 flagship biorefineries in Europe,  leveraging €1.3 billion in private investments to support the design and construction of the biorefineries, creating 3,500 new direct jobs and 10,000 indirect ones. Projects that have received funding include FARMŸNG, Exilva Cellulose Fibrils, First2Run, AgriChemWhey, PEFerence, AFTER-BIOCHEM, SWEETWOODS, Plenitude, Resolute, abacus, and Lignoflag.

 

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Marine Microalgae

What are microalgae?

Microalgae have been used as biofactories commercially because they present a promising source of omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are found in animals, plants, fungi and many microorganisms. Because they are typically extracted from fatty fish, they put additional pressures on global fish stocks. As primary producers, many marine microalgae are rich in EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids, for instance.  Also, a strong interest in has emerged in recent years as microalgae are being developed as biofuel crops. 

 

Algae may have teamed up with fungi to give rise to the first terrestrial plants • Earth.com

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