Overall scope of MACRO CASCADE is to prove the concept of the cascading marine macroalgal biorefinery i.e. a production platform that covers the whole technological chain for processing sustainable cultivated macro-algae biomass (seaweed) to highly processed value added products for industries within food, feed, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and fine chemicals.
Seaweed-based products for food, feed, cosmetics, pharmaceutical will be tested and documented for their bio-activities and health properties. The participation of two major industries and five SMEs demonstrates a significant commercial interest in the outcome of the project. The MACRO CASCADE approach contributes to the zero waste society as the left-over residuals from the biorefinery process will be used for fertilizers and bio-energy.