What is the AlgaeProBANOS project?
The mission of AlgaeProBANOS is to demonstrate viability and market accessibility for sustainable and innovative algae-based products and solutions in the Baltic and North Seas. Our vision is a thriving algae industry within Europe, supporting a broad range of innovative, sustainable, bio-based products, whilst generating new regional sustainable industries and economic growth.
Our Core work
Creating the products
AlgaeProBANOS will back six business pilots, aiding SMEs and startups in launching eight algae-based products (TRL 7-9) across food, feed, nutraceuticals, textiles, cosmetics, and plant biostimulants. These value chains rely on Baltic and North Sea-sourced microalgae and seaweeds (or recycled resources), undergoing iterative circular development loops with rigorous assessments for top product quality, efficiency, and sustainability.
Meeting market demand
Product value chains are built with end users at the front and centre. Consumer and end user engagement is undertaken in co-creation activities, providing greater opportunity for market success, and digital tools will be developed to support industry needs.
Accelerating market growth for algae-based products
GoToMarket strategies are tailored to each pilot project, providing greater opportunities for market success. At a wider industry level, the Algae Accelerator is developing new knowledge and insight, building on existing understanding and experience to create new guidelines, solutions, collaboration and industry training to benefit the entire algae sector ecosystem and nourish its development into a thriving industry by 2050.
AlgaeProBANOS is co-funded by the European Union through the Horizon Europe programme under project number 101112943.
AlgaeProBANOS Project Timeline
The AlgaeProBANOS project work packages have been structured to provide a simultaneous learning and development process. This gives the opportunity for insights and reseach generated within the flow of the project to be implemented in 'real-time' so that it can benefit the end outcome.