Properties of extracellular polysaccharides from Botryococcus braunii

Broek, L.A.M. van den; Stoutjesdijk, J.H.; Gelo-Pujic, M.; Norsker, N.H.; Togtema, K.A.


The 4-year FP7 SPLASH project ( will develop a new biobased industrial platform using microalgae as a renewable raw material for the sustainable production and recovery of hydrocarbons and extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) from the species Botryococcus braunii (Figure 1) and further conversion to renewable polymers.