Aligned with the EU's ambitious renewable energy targets, the
European Commission (EC) is participating in the funding of three
large-scale industry-led projects aimed at demonstrating the production
of algal biofuels along the whole value chain, covering strain selection
to algae cultivation and production, oil extraction,
biofuel production and biofuel testing in
BIOFAT is a microalgae-to-biofuel demonstration project targeted at both biodiesel and ethanol production, and will integrate the whole algae process value chain from algae optimized growth and starch and oil accumulation, to downstream biofuel production processes. CO2 from industrial fermentation will be used as a renewable carbon source.