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 24 tons of dry microalgae biomass and 105 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.

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