Blue Iodine.”Boost BLUE economy through market uptake an innovative seaweed bio- extract for IODINE fortification“
On August 1, 2016 started the project “Blue Iodine”, submitted to the Instrumento de Financiamento das PME (Finance Facility for SMEs) created by the European Community under Horizon 2020. Thus the UBQ became the 2nd Portuguese company to achieve this funding to promote research and development (R & D) and innovation in the business. The project’s main objectives are to produce an economic way, native macro-algae semi-captive farming in offshore facilities, close to fish, creating a synergy of nutrients. These crops will be supported by tanks on land. Install a bio-refinery process making better use of resources and reducing waste and the manufacture of a food supplement rich in iodine.