Centre d'études et de valorisation des algues
Numbers of employees
Joint technological unit
Joint technological network
Ifremer, CNRS, Inra, Enssat-Lannion, UBO, UBS, UEB, ENSCR, CEA... Dass 22, Anses, competitive cluster Valorial, Mer-Bretagne, Mer-Méditerrannée, Aquimer, Vegepolys, Axellera, Trimatec, Blue cluster...
Mapping via remote detection of the algae coverage of Breton and Norman foreshores using Spot satellite images and capture via hyperspectral sensor (project leader + Pays Trégor Goëlo and Casi Normandie AESN/EDF project).
Qualitative and semi-quantitative regional monitoring of green algae proliferation phenomena.
Evaluation of the total stocks reached in the major sites with green algae. Monitoring of the instances of eutrophication in the main sites affected (intervention unit programme on green tides, Cimav).
Study of the gas emissions of beached green algae (Dass 22).
Nutrition and food
Use of algae in foods, participation in Brittany’s Health Nutrition Plan.
Development of food algae, sea vetegales (Project SensAlgue,CRB / Valorial)
Development of a Breton cheese specialty (Association des fromagers du Breizhom, Valorial). Development of algae extracts that have an anti-bacterial activity within the framework of animal nutrition, (Nutrialg project, CRB / Valorial).
Assistance for the marine plant and algae union within the framework of modifying the Afnor standards with the National Bureau on mineral and fertiliser improvement.
Development of SDN extracts from marine vegetables to protect the culture of tomatoes under greenhouses.
Private clients (ANR, Valorial, CRB).
Screening of cosmetics active ingredients using tropical algae, developing specific formulations (private clients).
Initiator of Breiz'Alg program to federate the development of the culture of macroalgae in Brittany and its use in food-processing industry. Since his launch in 2012, 500 Ha of concession was granted which 250 are already in culture for food algae. 500 Ha is in demand at the end of 2014.
Culture of microalgae in basin in greenhouses for private clients. Finality of industrial scale production in greenhouses, ingredients and dietary supplements applications.
Intégration of technologies required sizing of production units, training and transfert. "Low-cost systems".