A new article to add on the publication list of ABACUS project!
In the frame of WP5 (Fractionation), CSIC and A4F were collaborating to optimize the simultaneous extraction and purification of fucoxanthin, the main carotenoid from the marine microalgae Tisochrysis lutea. A method based on pressurized fluid extraction followed by in-cell purification was therefore developed.
A 5th article published from ABACUS project
In the frame of WP5 (Fractionation), CSIC partner integrated two green compressed fluid-based processes (pressurized liquid extraction, PLE and supercritical antisolvent fractionation, SAF) to obtain an astaxanthin-enriched extract from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae.
Gallego et al. (2019) Application of compressed fluids-based extraction and purification procedures to obtain astaxanthin-enriched extracts from H. pluvialis and characterization by comprehensive LCxLC coupled to MS. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.
A new review on microalgal carotenoids from our partners SAMS and Microphyt is published!
5th General Assembly in Montpellier
General Assembly of ABACUS project took place last 16 December 2019 in Montpellier,
meeting was hosted by the Microphyt partner which took the opportunity to
present its facilities for microalgae production (from lab to industrial scale) and microalgal compound extraction for developing natural
active ingredients to food supplements and cosmetics sectors. The progress of each WP was presented and next steps were discussed in line with the project objectives during the Executive Board meeting.
“Alg’in Provence” workshop, a
The European workshop “Alg’in
Provence” was held on 1-2 October in Arles, France.
gathered more than 100 participants representing industrials (from large groups
to SMEs), R&D and technology providers, equipment manufacturers for algae
culture, academics and stakeholders of the French Sud-PACA region, from 7
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Our project coordinator, Jean-François Sassi, was interviewed by CEA
Cadarache - June 2019
Our partner Protéus by Seqens highlights
its activities for ABACUS project
Downstream processing based on the use of pressurized liquids for the valorization of a microalgae biomass
Gallego R, Martínez M, Cifuentes A, Ibáñez E and Herrero M. (2019) Development of a Green Downstream Process for the Valorization of Porphyridium cruentum Biomass. Molecules. 24 (8), 1564
First published results from ABACUS
project by our partner CSIC
"Development of a Green Downstream Process for the Valorization of Porphyridium cruentum Biomass" is a research paper based on work done in the WP5 "Fractionation" of ABACUS project. It explores the use of compressed fluids-based techniques towards the efficient and green extraction of bioactive compounds (carotenoids, phycoerythrin and sulfated polysaccharides) to valorize biomass from the cultivation of the microalgae Porphyridium cruentum.
ABACUS project is already well
represented by the partners for 2019
· BPS 2019, 7-10 Jan 2019, Oban
· EABA Haematococcus workshop, 27-28 Mar 2019, Brussels
· In-cosmetics Global 2019, 2-4 Apr 2019, Paris
· EMSF 2019, 8-11 Apr 2019, Ciudad Real
· 9th European Algae Industry Summit, 10-11 Apr
· 27th EUBCE 2019, 27-30 May 2019, Lisbon
· SETAC Europe, 26-30 May 2019, Helsinki
· EPC7, 25-30 Aug 2019, Zagreb
· SFGP2019, 15-17 Oct 2019, Nantes
A review on “Green extraction of
bioactive compounds from microalgae” from our partner CSIC is published yet
20-21 November 2018
5 June 2018
the 5th of June this year, the second General Assembly meeting was hosted by
Subitec at the german city of Stuttgart.
from all partners got together again to discuss about progress and next steps
to overcome in the ABACUS project.
the 22nd and 23rd
of November 2017, some 15 representatives from the nine partners participating
in the ABACUS project met in Oban in Scotland.
achieved in the first six months of the project were presented and on-going
activities and future plans were discussed. The meeting was hosted by partner
Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and took place at their
institute, where also the popular Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa
(CCAP) is located. Moreover during this meeting at Oban, we had to opportunity
to meet our Advisory Board.
22-23 November 2017
Kick off meeting in Cadarache, France
was launched during the Kick off meeting, that took place at CEA’s facilities
in Castle of Cadarache.
During this meeting, representatives from all partners
introduced their company and describe their action in the Project. Dieter
Brigitta, Project Officer from Bio Based Industries, was also invited and
launched the meeting by introducing BBI’s action in bioeconomy.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.