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2012/11/16 > BE Espagne 120 > Nouvelles méthodes de productions de micro-algues

2012/11/16 > BE Espagne 120 > Nouvelles méthodes de productions de micro-algues | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Le projet CENIT VIDA (Valoracion Integral de Algas), comportant plusieurs lignes de recherche et regroupant 13 entreprises et 25 organismes de recherche, vient d'avancer concrètement vers une nouvelle méthode de production de micro-algues plus durable et plus économique. Ce projet, appuyé par le Ministère de l'Economie et de la Compétitivité et financé par le CDTI, est dirigé par l'entreprise Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion.

CENIT VIDA a pour objectif de générer des connaissances et des technologies utiles au développement d'un nouveau concept de BIO Ville, auto-suffisante et durable, appelée BioCAS. Ce concept permettrait ainsi d'intégrer au sein d'un environnement urbain une nouvelle culture d'exploitation des ressources naturelles, des résidus et des substances contaminantes, utilisant directement des algues et micro-algues.

Outre l'intérêt des micro-algues pour un usage énergétique, celles-ci peuvent contenir une grande variété de composés à forte valeur ajoutée pour le marché, comme des polysaccharides, des lipides, des protéines, des pigments, des épaississants, des vitamines, etc... De plus il a été prouvé qu'elles sont capables de transformer des substances et des eaux résiduelles en biomasse utile (matière organique obtenue après un processus biologique).

C'est dans ce sens que les chercheurs d'Iberdrola Ingénierie et Construction et le centre technologique Ainia ont déjà développé une des lignes centrales de recherche orientée vers le développement de nouveaux systèmes de bio-production de micro-algues plus efficaces, minimisant les coûts et rendant possibles des développements industriels variés. Au stade de la deuxième année, grâce au regroupement du savoir-faire en ingénierie des procédés, conception d'équipements et en microbiologie, les chercheurs ont conçu de nouveaux photo-bioréacteurs avec des intensificateurs de lumière et de température plus écologiques, durables et économiques.

Un photo-bioréacteur est un équipement permettant de cultiver de manière contrôlée des micro-algues car celles-ci nécessitent fondamentalement de l'eau, des nutriments comme l'azote et le dioxyde de carbone et de la lumière afin de croître et se produire. C'est donc lorsque les conditions environnementales sont défavorables qu'intervient spécifiquement ce type d'équipement.


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Zesty Kohlrabi, the New Kale?

Zesty Kohlrabi, the New Kale? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Move over kale. Kohlrabi is about to enjoy a resurgence in popularity and with good reason! Kohlrabi, also known as German turnip, is a round, tuberous vegetable belonging to the brassic
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Spicy Micro Mix

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With all of our choices of microgreens we now offer a mix of several quick growing, spicy tasting microgreens that allow you to add to your dishes, toppings and salads an instant variety fo
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Urban farming startup raises $1.5m to curb Singapore’s reliance on imported food

Urban farming startup raises $1.5m to curb Singapore’s reliance on imported food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Packet Greens couples hydroponics technology with automation to make urban farming more efficient.
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Micro Lighting Solution

Micro Lighting Solution | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
 We have visited using low lighting levels to grow microgreens in an earlier blog and now find and offer what we call a Micro Lighting environment to grow out microgreen crops. In a previous blo
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This High-Tech Vertical Farm Promises Whole Foods Quality at Walmart Prices

This High-Tech Vertical Farm Promises Whole Foods Quality at Walmart Prices | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
SoftBank-backed Plenty is out to build massive indoor farms on the outskirts of every major city on Earth.
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From Outer Space to Your Space

Recently on the International Space Station the astronauts served a crop of space cabbage that was grown and harvested entirely in space! What an amazing accomplishment and a critical buildin
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Space Food Experiments

Space Food Experiments | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We have been following the NASA food growing experiments in space since day one. They have been fascinating to say the least and we have tried to grow some items here inspired by ou
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New Look, New Direction

New Look, New Direction | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Our companies are always moving forward so it is with great pride today that we formally unveil our new logos and the start of a new direction for Urbafresh.  Let's first begin with our ne
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When the Prescription Is a Recipe

When the Prescription Is a Recipe | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Doctors, hospitals and some workplaces are showing, not just telling, people how to lead healthier lives by making nutritious food.
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Grocery Stores Draw Millennials With In-Store Restaurants

Grocery Stores Draw Millennials With In-Store Restaurants | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
While grocery stores had been losing customers to smaller markets and online shopping, "groceraunts" — with seasonal menus and alcohol — are luring back foot traffic to the old-school grocers.
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Bus Converted into Mobile Food Market Brings Fresh Produce To Low-Income Neighbourhoods

Bus Converted into Mobile Food Market Brings Fresh Produce To Low-Income Neighbourhoods | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Google’s Quest To Develop A Plant-Based “Power Dish” More Popular Than Meat

Google’s Quest To Develop A Plant-Based “Power Dish” More Popular Than Meat | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In an attempt to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, Google is making changes to the food it serves its employees: everything from blending burgers with mushrooms to a data-driven quest to create the most delicious vegan taco.
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This Vertical Farm Wants To Be An Agriculture Company, Not A Tech Company

This Vertical Farm Wants To Be An Agriculture Company, Not A Tech Company | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
FreshBox Farms is going big by focusing on harvests, not proprietary growing systems.
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Earthy Delight

Earthy Delight | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Our newest crop is probably our brightest. These Detroit red beets are spectacular in taste and visually stunning. The beets have proven to be fast growing (12-21 days) and produce one of th
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Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too

Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
It’s not just animals, many seed crops are also endangered. So why is agrobiodiversity so overlooked? This valuable source of affordable, nutritious food could disappear if we don’t act
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Antarctica is getting a farm that can grow produce even when it's -100 degrees Fahrenheit outside — take a look

Antarctica is getting a farm that can grow produce even when it's -100 degrees Fahrenheit outside — take a look | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Eden-ISS relies on a technique called vertical farming, in which food grows on trays or hanging modules under LEDs instead of natural sunlight.
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America’s First Meat-Free Fast-Food Restaurant Is Getting Ready To Expand

America’s First Meat-Free Fast-Food Restaurant Is Getting Ready To Expand | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Launched two years ago in a small town in Northern California, Amy’s Drive Thru has been a runaway success–much to the surprise of the owners, who now hope to take it nationwide.
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The future of farming is here and it is happening in Lakewood

The future of farming is here and it is happening in Lakewood | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Infinite Harvest, a vertical farming company in Lakewood, can grow enough vegetables to feed roughly 2 percent of the city's population, founder Tommy Romano says.
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Exotic Methi Microgreens

Exotic Methi Microgreens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Methi or Fenugreek seeds have long been a staple of Indian cuisine. Methi has an incredibly interesting aroma, our first impression was the first smell you get when creating pancakes fo
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Meet Farmlab.One, The Latest Indoor Farming Experiment From Germany’s Largest Retailer

Meet Farmlab.One, The Latest Indoor Farming Experiment From Germany’s Largest Retailer | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
While we haven't arrived at a future where every corner grocery has an in-store farming system with rows and rows of produce, it isn't for lack of trying. This is especially true for METRO Group, Germany's largest retailer, who has been experimenting with in-store farming since early 2016. That's when the retailer launched Kräuter Garten…
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Taking a lean approach to vertical farming

Taking a lean approach to vertical farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Originally published in Issue 9 Dan Albert, owner of Farmbox Greens, made the decision to start slow and expand his vertical farm system on his own terms rather than seeking outside investor capita…
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PIDO's Bike Share Farm is a community garden that can be pedalled from place to place

PIDO's Bike Share Farm is a community garden that can be pedalled from place to place | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Beijing architects People's Industrial Design Office has designed a mobile farm that lets the community share responsibility for crops' wellbeing.
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Vertical farming is revolutionizing how food is grown in America

Vertical farming is revolutionizing how food is grown in America | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A warehouse in New Jersey is using technology to enhance how crops are grown in a world facing overpopulation. In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Morgan Radford discovers how seasons don’t matter and flavors are controlled in this evolving industry.
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Scientists Are Planning A Floating City Where They Can Conduct Research Unregulated

Scientists Are Planning A Floating City Where They Can Conduct Research Unregulated | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In the hopes of rising above the laws and regulations of terrestrial nations, a group of Silicon Valley millionaires has bold plans to build a floating tec
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Greenhouses in the Arctic Will Reduce Food Insecurity in Canada's North

Greenhouses in the Arctic Will Reduce Food Insecurity in Canada's North | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Greenhouses grow food at a fraction of what it would normally cost.
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