The project MED ALGAE "Production of biodiesel from Algae in selected Mediterranean Countries" is a new technology project which can contribute to the goals of the EU strategy on "Climate change and energy". The methodology includes all stages in the production of biodiesel from microalgae: sampling of seawater or freshwater, the selection of microalgae, species identification, cultivation of microalgae, harvesting and extraction of biodiesel and determination of properties of biodiesel produced in accordance with Standard EN14214 and its testing. Five pilots will be established in each participating country: Cyprus, Italy , Malta , Lebanon and Egypt . The project has duration of 36 months.
To achieve the objectives of the ENPI MED ALGAE project a very strong partnership was established which is coordinated by the Agricultural Research Institute of Cyprus in collaboration with the Cyprus Energy Agency. The consortium is consisted of 12 organisations: research organizations, academic institutions, energy agencies, private organizations from 6 countries: Cyprus , Greece , Italy , Malta , Lebanon and Egypt . More... (you direct navigation to Partners link).
Furthermore, the project aims to collect all available data on microalgae in the participating countries (literature review and studies), to conduct a study on the available state-of-the-art technologies and also to provide feasibility studies, after implementation of research activities. The project will create a new value chain for the production of renewable liquid fuels based on microalgae, aiming transport and valuable products. The goal will be achieved through local and regional collaboration between research institutions, enterprises (SMEs) and public and private sectors. More... (you direct navigation to About link)
The project "Production of biofuels from microalgae in selected Mediterranean Countries" is funded by the Programme ENPI European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) - Mediterranean Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme.