A colourful story about a sensitive microalga


A new article is out about the legacy of the D-FACTORY project. In our project coordinator's words “This is tantalising proof of the potential of Europe’s Blue Bioeconomy in market terms, but also in scientific and environmental terms”.

The Design and Modelling Platform is available online


The D-factory partner NTUA, together with the entire D-Factory consortium developed a Design & Modelling Platform. From today is available online and it implements:

  • process modelling;
  • synthesis and design optimisation;
  • process flowsheeting;
  • techno-economical analyses.

Algae Biorefineries for Europe


Algae Biorefineries for Europe is a joint conference organized by D-factory together with other three European projects that have focused over the last four years on the potential of microalgae as the crop of the future.


D-Factory goes to Africa


D-Factory was present at the Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress 2016 - Sustainable Water Resources for Africa. Patricia Harvey, D-Factory coordinator, was invited to give a pleanary lecture on Friday, December 2nd, and took the opportunity to present some facts and news about the D-Factory project.

D-Factory 36M Meeting


The 36M meeting of the D-Factory project was held in Athens (Greece) from 23rd to 25th November 2016. The meeting was hosted by National Technical University of Athens. A total of 29 representatives from partner institutions attended the meeting. The first two short D-Factory videos were presented to the Consortium and are now online! The next meeting will be in Stockholm.

D-Factory @ AlgaEurope 2016


D-Factory partners A4F and IBET will present a poster (Title: Culture medium recycling in the cultivation of Dunaliella) at the AlgaEurope 2016 conference in December. The communication will address the culture medium recycling experiments conducted within the project.

High value products from algae workshop


Today, Patricia Harvey (University of Greenwich) D-Factory coordinator gave a 5 minute flash presentation to the HVCfP/PHYCONET networks in Nottingham (UK). Title of the talk - Extracting value from the Dunaliella microalgal value chain: opportunities and challenges.

D-Factory @ FOOD 2030


On Wednesday 12th October, Dr Patricia Harvey, D-Factory coordinator gave a talk to FOOD2030 - a workshop on aquatic food products and new marine value chains hosted by the European Commission. The event explored what is needed to transform and future-proof our food systems to be sustainable, resilient, competitive, diverse, responsible and performant in their provision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food and diets for all. You can find Prof. Harvey's presentation on our Science Communications page.

Second Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Adavanced Course 2016. November, 13th-18th


A4F is organising the Second Lisbon Microalgae Biotechnology Adavanced Course 2016. This year LIMBAC will give a larger emphasis to pilot plant cultivation techniques and will be developed in A4F Experimental Unit and laboratory. The course aims to familiarize participants with advanced concepts of microalgae cultivation paying special attention to scale-up processes, large scale cultivation and downstream processing. Fons Jacobs of Evodos B.V. will be one of the speakers.

Workshop on soft skills


A 1-day exclusive workshop on soft skills, with a special focus on team building for research projects, was held in London on July, 7th by project partner IN. The workshop was focussed on better listening and communication skills and understanding one’s character strength profile. “Thanks for the opportunity to have a glance of what the right tools might do!” said one of the participant. The next workshop will be carried out within the end of this year.

D-Factory 30M Meeting


The 30M meeting of the D-Factory project was held in Carcavelos (Portugal) from 25th to 27th May 2016. IBET was the hosting institution. The 14 partners involved in the project presented the advances and results achieved so far. A total of 24 presentations were delivered by 28 participants.

New partner and demo site


Monzon Biotech will join the D-Factory consortium as new partner. Monzon is a Spanish company producing algae for aquaculture, food and cosmetics. The company has a unique location with access to clean salt, heat, electricity and CO2. unaliella grows naturally in the area and has been cultivated since 2006. Monzon has been chosen as the new European D-Factory demo site because its environmental conditions are optimal to grow algae without human intervention. For more information on Monzon see here.

Goodbye Mels, Welcome Fons!


Mels de Pooter, Account Manager at Evodos, will leave the company and the D-Factory group to pursue a new challenge. As of the 1st April 2016, his responsibilities at D-Factory have been taken over by Fons Jacobs, Evodos Sales Manager. The entire consortium would like to wish Mels all the best for his future challenges. It was a pleasure to have you working with us!