The SCALE project strives to build and operate the world’s first fully-integrated microalgae biorefinery to produce natural active ingredients of high nutritional value for the food, food supplements, feed and cosmetics sectors.
This flagship plant scale-up the microalgae production process from demonstration scale to Flagship industrial scale with an annual production of more than 100 tons of high-value ingredients, and will be located in Baillargues, near Montpellier (South of France).
SCALE brings together 11 renowned partners from 4 European countries at different stages of the value chain. The project will be carried out over 48 months, from June 2021 to May 2025, with an overall budget of € 24.7M including € 15M funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and the Bio Based Industries Consortium.
The upscale and exploration of new high-value ingredients from microalgae
Today, it is estimated between 200,000 and 1 million species of microalgae on earth and 35,000 have been identified in…
Update after 1 year of work
On 22nd and 23rd of June SCALE brought its 11 European partners together in Baillargues, South of France, for their…