Microalgae appears nowadays as a bioresource of great interest. Their applications in nutrition, cosmetic and health-care are numerous and contribute to the growth of these markets, but their exploitation in the areas of energy, waste/CO2 valorisation, and green chemistry are also extremely promising for the future.
To meet the needs of industry and create the future industrial solutions, the GEPEA Laboratory (Joint Research Unit of the University of Nantes, CNRS, Oniris, EMN) developed the AlgoSolis R & D Facilty, belonging to the University of Nantes.
AlgoSolis provides scientific and technological environment for developing optimized strains, processes and methods for the industrial applications requesting mass-scale, controlled and efficient production of microalgae. In addition to the infrastructure and equipments provided by AlgoSolis, this facility appears as an accelerator of the entire microalgae industry. It allows different actors to develop research and innovation projects in the field of blue biotechnology and bioenergy: in other words, conduct R&D at the cutting edge of what is now an international competition-field.
The West of France concentrated the academic and industrial expertise in microalgae-field, representing about half of the national skills in blue biotechnologies. AlgoSolis is one of the pillars of this sector of excellence at the heart of competitive clusters “Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique” and “VALORIAL”. Located on the Nantes / Saint-Nazaire metropolis, AlgoSolis is integrated in a large collaborative ecosystem with players in education, research (University Bretagne Loire – UBL, CNRS) and industries.
The goal: to boost economic development and prepare innovation strategies that will make the jobs of tomorrow.