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1 Directorate General for Energy Dr Kyriakos MANIATIS Principal Administrator Energy Technologies & Research Coordination DG ENER, European Commission Biofuels from algae: Results of the 2010 FP7 Call

2 Directorate General for Energy FP Call-Topic Biofuels from Algae (1) Content/scope: Demonstration at industrial scale (minimum farming area 10 ha and productivity in the range of 90 to 120 dry tons/ha.y) of algae and their subsequent use in biofuel production. The proposals shall address the full plant covering photo-bioreactors or open ponds, algae separation, drying of the biomass, oil or other chemicals extraction, and downstream processing for biofuel production. Topic budget foreseen = 15 M€

3 Directorate General for Energy FP Call –Topic Biofuels from Algae 14 proposals received (2) Total Projects Cost 157 M€ (Coordinator based)

4 Directorate General for Energy FP Call –Topic Biofuels from Algae 14 proposals received (3) Total EC Requested support 81 M€ (Coordinator based) The EU Industry is ready to invest 157 M€ - 81 M€ = 76 M€

5 Directorate General for Energy FP Call –Topic Biofuels from Algae (4) Algae farms in 11 countries

6 Directorate General for Energy FP Call –Topic Biofuels from Algae (5) Method of cultivation

7 Directorate General for Energy FP Call –Topic Biofuels from Algae (6) Main products and by-products

8 Directorate General for Energy FP Call –Topic Biofuels from Algae (7) Outcome 3 Proposals have been shortlisted for support for a total EC contribution of 20.5 M€ 2 other proposals are in the reserve list Results were presented to the FP7 Programme Committee on 26/06/2010 Contract negotiations are planned over summer till end of 10/10, contracts to be signed by 31/12 Main result: mobilisation of the EU algae community

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