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RELEVANCE

Global fossil fuels supplies dwindling


SUSTAINABILITY

Fast-growing, easily utilised marine algae which fix carbon dioxide


BIOTECHNOLOGY

Oil production from cultivated micro-organisms


BIOFUEL

Energy readily convertible from marine plants

Biomass for Anaerobic Digestion and Bioethanol production

Led by CREDIT with SAMS and IT Sligo


Sub-project 1 - Seaweed (Macro-algae) culture
Culture seaweeds, EIA assessment, and polyphenol analysis

Sub-project 2 -  Anaerobic Digestion (AD)
Establish operational bench digesters; estimates of methane production potential; maximizing methane yield through nutrient content; and semi-commercial scale trials.

Sub-project 3 Bioethanol Production
New bacterial isolates, chemical mutagenesis, small batch scale, bench top fermentation and large-scale fermentation.

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