4th cascading phase

In a 4th cascading phase the residuals from the 2. and 3. Cascading phase will be used for energy (biofuel) and fertilizer production. However, MACRO CASCADE will only address this phase in relation to LCA in WP6, where  the whole chain from breeding, cultivation, harvesting, storage and processing will be evaluated by techno-economic and sustainability assessments) (ref. SO 8) addressing the opportunities and challenges for seaweed in the bio-based economy.

Based on this work MACRO CASCADE will produce a “Blue Print” for an integrated macroalgae biorefinery based on the cascading platform, supported by economic viable and environmentally benign business cases to maximize the chances of commercial implementation of the cascading valorization concept.