LEVARBIO - Utilization of algal components and biomass as food, feed, and fuel

LEVARBIO project utilizes micro algae in waste water treatment, renewable energy production as well as in sustainable production of high value substances for food and feed. Aim of the project is development of the cost-effective and zero-waste concept utilizing industrial or agricultural side streams for combined production of energy, and algae based high value products, such as omega-3 fatty acids, pigments and vitamins.   During the project, environmental friendly methods and processes suitable for large scale extraction of valuable substances and harvesting the biomass will be tested and usability of extracted compounds for food and feed products will be evaluated. The coordinator of the project is the University of Helsinki, and additional partners are the Häme University of Applied Science (HAMK) and the Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE).