Demonstration Cultivation of Spirulina in the Greenhouse Sector

The DEMOSPIR project aims to grow the micro-algae Spirulina on demonstration scale (200 m²) in vacant greenhouses that were previously intended for azalea cultivation. The small-scale, artisanal way in which Spirulina is sometimes already grown in France will be optimized and professionalized using know-how from Flemish tomato cultivation. A number of non-technical and automation parameters will be optimized to annual yield, product quality and cost per kg of product. This concerns control, lighting, heating, harvest, recirculation, first processing and preservation. Besides optimizing the production demo scale, the market potential in the food sector will also be briefly examined.

Project Details
Project type: HS
Approved on: 19/12/2013
Duration 30/09/2013 – 29/09/2014
Total budget: €45.436
Subsidy: €22.719
Partners: AnKo Projects, De Romaanse Poort, Gekruid, and Plant Projects