KEROSALG PROJECT

Date: 2012 Funds: ERFD Amount of co-financing UE: 323 958 € Ile-de-France

KEROSALG PROJECT

Themes: The European next door ; Aid to businesses ; Sustainable development and environment ; Research and innovation
Beneficiary: Phycosource

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Fabrication of oil extracted from microalgae grown in ponds (to control carbon content and light level) for the production of aviation biofuel.

Three internal positions have been created since 2011 and five patents have been registered.

The objective of this SME is to achieve 5% of the kerosene consumption in France within 10 years.

Additional information

  • Duration:
  • Total cost: 647 916 €
  • Key numbers
    • 10 new jobs envisaged by 2016
    • 5 patents registered or pending
    • 6 researcher and technician positions created upon completion of the operation, including 2 to 4 women
    • 100kg of microalgae oil per day