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About the Platform 

AlgoSolis is a public facility which belongs to the University of Nantes and CNRS. AlgoSolis has integrated the EERA Bioenergy consortium as a facility enabling R&D at pre-industrial scale to investigate and optimise solutions before to be transferred to industry. Investigations are made in representative conditions of industrial applications of microalgae and by integrating the different technological bricks defining and industrial exploitation of microalgae.
To fully exploit the potential offered by the emerging microalgae market, AlgoSolis R&D Facility is developing breakthrough technologies for culture and biorefinery of microalgae. AlgoSolis offers the infrastructure for investigations in the representative conditions of the final industrial application.

It is a tool for the up-scaling of valuable and innovative R&D projects, in order to make the link between research and market. Levering over 25 years of research at the GEPEA laboratory, AlgoSolis now offers a range of technological solutions and scientific expertise to the development of a new industry, competitive and sustainable.


Process development and optimization (intensified PBR, low-cost cultivation systems, solar outdoor condition, biofacade for microalgae cultivation, downstream processing, floculation/flotation...)

Screening of microalgae strains and metabolic optimization (analytics, monitoring, control...)

Tailored production of microalgae biomass (up to 10kg DW) and bio-products. Algorefinery (high pressure grinding, bead miling, reactive extrusion, CPC, chimical extraction, tangential filtration...)

From bench scale to pre-industrial phase (TRL 6).

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Please note that we don't work with GMO strains.

Units of access: 95 genes

  • Quantity offered: 80 middle size projects
  • Total offered: 7500 genes
  • Type of access: remote/on-site



The University of Nantes (UN) is a multi-field university which has for main objective to strongly raise the level of its scientific activities and its formations of master and doctorate to hoist them with the international standard. UN (along with CNRS, IMT Atlantique and ONIRIS) stewards the GEPEA laboratory, which boasts a long-term expertise in bioprocess engineering applied to microalgae supported by an extensive publication record. GEPEA has been rated by the national evaluation committee (AERES) as a top-level laboratory.