Blue biotech

'Blue biotechnology' involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses from the sea, in engineering, technology and other fields requiring bio products. Blue biotechnology differs from algae aquaculture as it uses these products for manufacturing (EC Blue Growth Strategy, 2012). Its value chain includes research and development, demonstration, production and processing.

Acronym Title Programme Start/end View
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Convergent syntheses of bryostatins
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research C
2010
2012
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Bioactive compound discovery from marine cyanobacteria
PTDC
2013
2015
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AZOALG
BIOACTIVE PRODUCTS IN MARINE ALGAE OF AZORES
PTDC
2010
2013
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AMarineIB
Bioprocessing of sustainable marine resources for the production of high value chemicals
TSB Programmes
2012
2012
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BIOTECMAR
Biotechnological exploitation of Marine products and by-products
INTERREG IVB (Atlantic Area Transnational Pro
2009
2011
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BIOWALK4BIOFUELS
Biowaste and Algae Knowledge for the Production of 2nd Generation Biofuels
FP7
2010
2014
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n.a.
Blue leads - marine compounds as templates for new drugs
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2008
2009
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LUSOEXTRACT
Descoberta de novos compostos naturais com propriedades terapęuticas isolados de ecossistemas Portugueses únicos
QREN I&DT
2011
2013
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FISHCELL
DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZEBRAFISH STEM CELLS: IMPLICATIONS FOR TRANSGENESIS
PTDC
2010
2013
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Development of 2nd generation antioxidant ingredients for food & beverages from marine sources
TSB Programmes
2012
2014
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MARMED
Development of innovating biomedical products from marine resources valorisation
INTERREG IVB (Atlantic Area Transnational Pro
2011
2013
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Development of marine microbe derived ingredients as natural preservatives for use in Food & Beverages
TSB Programmes
2012
2013
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Discovery and Application of Novel Bioactive Substances from Marine Sponges for the Control of Major Food Pathogens
DAFF FIRM
2008
2011
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SeaScreen
Expanding a bioprocess repertoire by smart marine microbe screening
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research C
2007
2010
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MAREX
Exploring Marine Resources for Bioactive Compounds: From Discovery to Sustainable Production and Industrial Applications
FP7
2010
2014
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FISHPOPTRACE
Fish population structure and traceability
FP7
2008
2011
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BLUEGENICS
From gene to bioactive product: Exploiting marine genomics for an innovative and sustainable European blue biotechnology industry
FP7
2012
2016
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SEABIOTECH
From sea-bed to test-bed: harvesting the potential of marine microbes for industrial biotechnology
FP7
2012
2016
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FROMBLUETOGLUE
FROMBLUETOGLUE: EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION OF SEA URCHIN ADHESIVE PROTEINS - SCREENING FOR NEW BIOADHESIVES
PTDC
2012
2014
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GIAVAP
Genetic Improvement of Algae for Value Added Products
FP7
2011
2013
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ALGOMICS
Global Studies of the conversion and energy storage in microalgae
Agence National de la Recherche
2008
2011
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HARVEST ATLANTIC
HARVEST ATLANTIC
INTERREG IVB (Atlantic Area Transnational Pro
2012
2014
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Identification of Marine Antimicrobials as Effective Solutions to Bio Fouling
HEA IOTI STRAND III
2008
2010
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PHARMASEA
Increasing Value and Flow in the Marine Biodiscovery Pipeline;
FP7
2012
2016
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GREENSTARS
Industrial exploitation of micro-algae
Agence National de la Recherche, Investisseme
2012
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Integrated approach to cost effective production of biodiesel from photosynthetic microbes
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Researc
2009
2014
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Investigating synergies between advanced bioprocess monitoring and production of valuable marine bioproducts
BBSRC - International Award
2011
2012
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Investigation of the Flavouring and Taste Components in Irish Seaweeds
NDP 2007-2013, Marine Research Sub-Programme,
2008
2009
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MABFUEL
Marine algae as biomass for biofuels
FP7
2009
2013
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Marine Biodiscovery
Beaufort Marine Research Awards
2008
2014
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ECIMAR
Marine Chemical Ecology
2006
2010
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MARINE CYANOBACTERIA ISOLATED FROM THE PORTUGUESE COAST AS A SOURCE OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS: CYTOTOXICITY AGAINST HUMAN TUMOR CELLS AND NORMAL HUMAN CELLS
PTDC
2010
2013
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MAMBA
Marine metagenomics for new biotechnological applications
FP7
2009
2013
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MACUMBA
Marine Microorganisms: Cultivation Methods for Improving their Biotechnological Applications
FP7
2012
2016
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MARINE FUNGI
Natural products from marine fungi for the treatment of cancer
FP7
2011
2014
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NIDOS
NEW IDO (INDOLEAMINE 2,3-DIOXYGENASE) INIBITORS FROM MARINE SPONGES OF ERYLUS GENUS
PTDC
2010
2012
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COLORSPORE
New sources of natural, gastric stable, food additives, colourants and novel functional foods
FP7
2008
2011
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THERMOGENE
Novel thermostable enzymes for industrial biotechnology
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Researc
2013
2016
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Optimising yield of antioxidants and sunscreens in microalgae for sustainable biosythesis of ingredients for health and beauty products
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Researc
2007
2010
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Pathway To A Marine Biorefinery
TSB Programmes
2012
2013
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Pilot scale production of a biologically active polysaccharide from a marine microalga using photobioreactor technology
TSB Programmes
2012
2013
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Pre-Commercialisation Evaluation of Algal Derived Prebiotic Poly- and Oligosaccharides using Phenotype Micro-array Technology
DAFF FIRM
2009
2012
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Production of isoprenoid-based biofuel in algae using a synthetic biology approach
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Researc
2011
2014
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Production of natural marine functional ingredients for skin care
TSB Programmes
2012
2013
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Quality Fish
Regulation of gene expression
2008
2012
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Screening marine microbes for novel biosurfactant production for utilisation in the food industry
TSB Programmes
2012
2012
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SPECIAL
Sponge Enzymes and Cells for Innovative AppLications
FP7
2010
2013
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Supergen biomass and bio-energy consortium continuation plus activity on marine biomass
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Researc
2007
2011
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MARBIOTECH
Survey of natural substances from marine organisms with potential pharmacological and ecological applications
Programa Operacional Regional do Norte - ON.2
2013
2015
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SPLASH
Sustainable Polymers from Algae Sugars and Hydrocarbons
FP7
2012
2016
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BAMMBO
Sustainable production of biologically active molecules of marine based origin
FP7
2011
2014
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SUNBIOPATH
Towards a better sunlight to biomass conversion efficiency in microalgae
FP7
2010
2012
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Tracking toxins in venomous Vermes: comparative venomics of polychaete annelids
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Researc
2013
2016
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SEAFEED
Unlocking Bioactive Potential of Seaweed for Novel Animal Health Applications
HEA IOTI STRAND III
2009
2012
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ULIXES
Unravelling and exploiting Mediterranean Sea microbial diversity and ecology for Xenobiotics? and pollutants? clean up
FP7
2011
2014
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Using knowledge on marine and freshwater microbial biodiversity
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
2004
2007
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EMSAC and REMCAP are Coordination Projects funded by the
Research DG of the European Commission within
the Regions of Knowledge programme of FP7