Making the Best of Spirulina Biomass
From Sustainably Produced Biomass to Valuable Phycocyanin and co-Products

SPIRALG was the  unique successful aquatic biomass project, within the very competitive European H2020 BBI-JU Innovation Action – Demonstration call for proposals published in 2017 (TRL 6-7). This call has the aim to support projects able to demonstrate the efficient operation of a full value chain based on algae that produces valuable products.

In this perspective, SPIRALG was granted 4 million € to demonstrate the sustainable feasability of biorefining EU produced Spirulina biomass in the agro-food and health sectors. SPIRALG is coordinated by Algaia (France) and gathers 4 other partners (Greensea, Livegreen, Mial and UCD) in order to complete the whole value chain, from sustainably produced biomass to high value products able to reach the market.



This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 792257. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio Based Industries Consortium.