The macroalgae biorefinery—Sustainable production of 3G energy carriers and fish feed from macroalgae (MAB3) (39165)

  • Petersen, Jens Kjerulf (Project Manager)
  • Canal-Vergés, Paula (Project Participant)
  • Tørring, Ditte Bruunshøj (Project Participant)

Project Details


MAB3 is a four-year research project promoting biomass resources from the sea, namely algae. The overall goal is to contribute to solving the challenges with food and energy supply and find ways to exploit the sea instead of farm land.
The project aim is to develop new technologies in laboratory and pilot scale that will lead to sustainable growth and subsequent conversion of two brown algae (Saccharina latissima and Laminaria digitata) into three energy carriers - bioethanol, biobutanol and biogas - and a high-protein fish feed supplemented with essential amino acids.

DTU Aqua (coordinator)
Aarhus University, Denmark
National University of Ireland, Ireland
Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Sienna University, Italy
University of Hamburg, Germany
Aller Aqua, Denmark
Orbicon A/S, Denmark
DONG Energy, Denmark
Vitalys I/S, Denmark
DanGrønt Products A/S, Denmark

This project was funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research.

Research area: Coastal Ecology
Effective start/end date01/03/201229/02/2016


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