The CO2ALGAEFIX program, promoted by AlgaEnergy, is aimed at the biofixation of CO2 from industrially emitted real flue gases by microalgae culturing, and the transformation of such gases into products of commercial interest.
The Consortium set up for the development of this project is led by AlgaEnergy, and involves the participation of IBERDROLA, EXELERIA, the ANDALUSIAN ENERGY AGENCY and MADRID NETWORK, as well as the universities of SEVILLE and ALMERIA. This initiative is part of the projects’ portfolio approved by the European Commission’s and co-financed within the frame of the LIFE+ 2011 Program.
The development of this program involves the construction and operation of a microalgae culturing plant sized 10,000 m2, with 1,000,000 liters of microalgal culture volume and a capacity to produce 100 tons of dried biomass per year. The Plant is located in Iberdrola’s land, alongside its Combined Cycle Power Plant in Arcos de la Frontera (Cadiz), which is the largest one in Spain and the second largest in Europe, with 1600 MW of installed potency.