Promoting health and well-being through sustainable transformation of emerging pollutants

 The NABIA project (New Approach to Bioremediation through Algae) addresses the need to obtain a solution for the treatment of emerging pollutants by proposing the decontamination of wastewater using microalgae, using an approach based on the formation of biomass, and its respective economic valorization.

NABIA aims to study how to obtain value-added products that can attract investment and therefore accelerate the development of microalgae technology.

This study reports on the feasibility and sustainability of the circular economy concept using a microalgae biorefinery. The ultimate goal of the NABIA project is to develop an integrated system using microalgae to decontaminate wastewater and drinking water based on the circular economy concept.
NABIA will use a multidisciplinary approach with the specific objectives:

Decontaminating waste and drinking water by using microalgae;

– Capture of CO2 and other greenhouse gases using microalgae;

– Production of ecologically improved bio-based products, with added value, from biomass;

– Promote awareness about conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems, reducing endocrine disruptors in water, minimizing adverse effects on the environment and human health;

– Propose and promote future wastewater treatment policies, by providing robust evidence, data, and information.