The dream of alternative fuel production
The project MED-ALGAE is implemented under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme (www.enpicbcmed.eu). The total cost of the Project is estimated at 2.000.858,54 million Euro and is financed for an amount 1.800.000,00 million Euro (89,96%), by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. The ENPI CBC Med Programme aims at reinforcing cooperation between the European Union and partner countries regions placed along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.”
The project MED ALGAE "Production of biodiesel from Algae in selected Mediterranean Countries" is a new technology project which can contribute to the goals of the EU strategy on "Climate change and energy". The methodology includes all stages in the production of biodiesel from microalgae: sampling of seawater or freshwater, the selection of microalgae, species identification, cultivation of microalgae, harvesting and extraction of biodiesel and determination of properties of biodiesel produced in accordance with Standard EN14214 and its testing. Five pilots will be established in each participating country: Cyprus, Italy , Malta , Lebanon and Egypt . The project has duration of 36 months.
To achieve the objectives of the ENPI MED ALGAE project a very strong partnership was established which is coordinated by the Agricultural Research Institute of Cyprus in collaboration with the Cyprus Energy Agency. The consortium is consisted of 12 organisations: research organizations, academic institutions, energy agencies, private organizations from 6 countries: Cyprus , Greece , Italy , Malta , Lebanon and Egypt .