MACBIOBLUE is a project of demonstrative actions which help companies develop and implement technologies, products and processes in the blue economy field (aquaculture and blue biotechnology, specifically algae), with great potential in the region.

The aim is for native micro- (Isochrysis galbana, Dunaliella tertiolecta,  Dunaliella salina, Tetraselmis striata & Navicola salinicola) and macro-algae (Lobophora variegata & Cystoseira abies marina) species, which have been tested/assessed for both industrial potential and applications in previous projects, via joint co-operation work and technology transfer between research centres and companies manage to achieve their future commercial exploitation.

This project aims to apply value and release to the market many of the results obtained from successful PCTMAC projects: BIOPOLIS, BIOPHARMAC, ALGABIOMAC, BIOTRANSFER, APRENMAC, BIOVAL, BANGEN, etc. 

  • Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias, S.A. (ITC). Canarias. España 
  • Fundación Canaria del Instituto Canario de Investigación del Cáncer (FICIC). Canarias. España
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). Canarias. España
  • Universidade da Madeira (UMA). Madeira.
  • Universidad de La Laguna (ULL). Canarias. España
  • Universidade dos Açores (UAC). Azores. Portugal
  • Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias (ICIA). Canarias. España
  • Fundação Gaspar Frutuoso (FP). Azores. Portugal
  • Univ. De Cabo Verde (Departamento de Engenharias e Ciências do Mar). Cabo Verde
  • Universidad de Nouakchott. Mauritania
  • Laboratoire d’Electrochimie et des Procédés Membranaires (LAE) Universite Cheikh Anta DIOP. Senegal.
  • Centro Atlántico del Medicamento, s.a. (CEAMEDSA). España
  • Salinas marinas de Fuencaliente S.L. Canarias. España
  • ECOS Estudios Ambientales y Oceanografía. España
  • Naturextracts S.A. España
  • BRC Infraestructuras Hidráulicas S.L.L. España
  • Salinas de Bocacangrejo. Canarias. España
  • Algalimento S.L. Canarias. España
  • Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (LPGC). Canarias. España
  • COAG-Canarias (Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Agricultores y Ganaderos). Canarias. España
  • Unidade de Bioquímica UBQ II LDA.
  • Ideaqua fish & Aquaponic S.L.


Budget:   2.076.062,90 €    

INTERREG MAC 2014-2020 Finance Program, European Regional Development Funds ERDF (85%):   1.764.652,90 €

January 2017 - December 2019

Specific objectives:

  • Carry out demonstrative actions to develop new products and biotechnological processes from algae which help companies diversify on the market. 
  • Carry out demonstrative actions to develop products with bioactivity 
  • Carry out demonstrative actions to develop new products and processes with algae for the aquaculture industry and human nutrition