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Seaweed cultivation, seeding and harvesting processes
MacroFuels reached significant breakthroughs on the way to a sustainable seaweed production industry, which in Europe is still in its infancy. Results achieved include a proved novel year-round cultivation approach for seaweeds at test sites in Scotland and Denmark under different cultivation conditions. Learn about the progress achieved by MacroFuels in detail.
Techno-economic and sustainability assessment
The entire value chain addressed in MacroFuels has been assessed. Results showed that the costs for biomass production and automated harvesting are currently too high for fuel applications unless integrated in a cascading biorefinery in which seaweed compounds are valorised for high value applications. Other elements of the sustainability assessment incl. environmental, social and business aspects are underway and will be published here throughout 2019.
Impact Maximisation and Stakeholder Engagement
MacroFuels puts strong emphasis on maximising the positive impacts that results and progress may have on the various target groups of the project. To this end a thorough strategy for dissemination, communication, exploitation and the engagement of stakeholders was developed and implemented. Here you can find out more about the highlights of MacroFuels' impact maximisation activities and what we have learned so far from dialogues with various stakeholders.