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Algae and Climate

Available Funding:
250000.00 EUR

EASME wishes to enter into a service contract to assess the potential of algae to contribute to the EU’s climate, food and biodiversity strategies under the 2019 EU Green Deal proposal resetting the Commission's commitment to achieving zero emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 with economic growth decoupled from resource use.

General objectives

The purpose of this service contract is to provide the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries with a basic background knowledge and up-to-date information that can increase the evidence base for the contribution of the Blue Economy to the EU’s Green Deal. The focus should be put on the costs, impact and benefits of scaling up production of marine algae through aquaculture in the EU.

Specific objectives

The contract has the following specific objectives:

  • to estimate the nutritional yield from a selection of different algae species, cultivated in marine waters and inland, in both closed and open systems;
  • to estimate the costs and greenhouse gas emissions of algae production benchmarked against the production of land based crops with similar nutritional properties such as soya;
  • to estimate the carbon price that would allow for production systems that use flue gas sources of carbon dioxide to break even;
  • to map the land area that could be used for inland production of algae;
  • to estimate the proportion of an animal’s feed requirements that could be met by algae.
Eligible Applicants:

Participation in this call for tenders is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons coming within the scope of the Treaties, as well as to international organisations. 

For more information, please see the Tender Specifications.

Project Length:

The contract resulting from the award of this call for tenders will be concluded for at most 12 months.

Further Financing Information:

The estimated maximum amount for the execution of all the tasks referred to in this call for tenders is EUR 250.000,00 including all charges and expenses. No contract offer above this amount will be considered.

No renewal is planned. 

For more Information:

For more information, please see  here.