MIRACLES “Multi-product Integrated bioRefinery of Algae: from Carbon dioxide and Light Energy to high-value Specialties

Release of 6th Newsletter aiming at updating stakeholders on the progress and results of the project

The MIRACLES project addresses major hurdles for expansion of the algae industry by enhancing cost-effectiveness of algae production and processing through innovation, development of multiple-product biorefinery technology for specialties from algae and development of new products for food, aquaculture and non-food.

In this way the project will contribute to bridging the gap to achieve industrial scale production of microalgae and application of derived products through cost reduction, establishing and validating technical and economic data and the development of validated business plans.

The final results of the project will contribute to scale-up and growth of the algae sector within the Bio-Economy and will have a positive impact on the competitiveness and growth of the SME sector. In particular the project will strengthen the competitiveness of the European marine biotechnology industry and by reducing technical bottlenecks in this area making the whole sector more attractive to investments with a positive impact on employment.

Good progress is being made as can be seen from the case studies and other updates presented in this 6th Newsletter.


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Project Coordinator: Hans Reith
Wageningen University, Agrotechnology & Food Sciences.
E-mail: hans.reith@wur.nl
Tel. +31 (0) 317 485228

Exploitation Officer: Philippe Willems
Value for Technology (VFT)
E-mail: phw@value-for-technology.be
Tel.: +32 2 759 33 10
Mobile: +32 475 801 602

Dissemination Officer: Macarena Sanz
E-mail: msanz@idconsortium.es
Mobile: +34 619856468


Hans Reith


MIRACLES project newsletter, press release, 2017-02-14.


European Union
Wageningen University