In recent years VITO has carried out research in various European and interregional projects on algae. The common goal: producing algae more efficiently, cheaper and more sustainably, and fractionating and valorising the valuable components in the algae biomass into various end products.


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IDEA envisions the development and enrolment of economic viable value chains based on micro-algae in NWEurope. 

Algae4IBD will study under- and unexplored algae and look for compounds with pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, prebiotic, or antibiotic effects.