The DEMA Consortium will develop, demonstrate and license a complete economically competitive technology for the direct production of bioethanol from microalgae with low-cost scalable photobioreactors by 2016. Initial proof-of-concept results show via life cycle assessment and economic balance that it is feasible to use microalgae to produce bioethanol. The catalytic conversion of solar energy, H2O and CO2 into ethanol will be carried out by a metabolically engineered strain of the cyanobacterium, Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803.
The DEMA consortium together with the EERA Bioenergy network related to Algae organized a workshop with the objective to evidence the exploitable results of the project and exercise how they could be applied in industry.
DEMA project meeting, held in Brussels from the 19th-21st January 2016.
DEMA project partner University of Cambridge present at the 2nd annual Lab-on-a-Chip Asia - Microfluidics and Point Of Care Diagnostics conference, held in Singapore.