Sustainable, Secure and Competitive Biofuels

The SUSTEPS project is a comprehensive initiative focused on advancing the sustainable production of biofuels from microalgae. It addresses the entire value chain of this innovative process, aiming to identify and overcome challenges while maximizing opportunities. The project involves various key elements, including microalgae cultivation and carbon dioxide (CO2) fixation, processing microalgae into biocrude, upgrading biocrude, producing green hydrogen, and valorizing aqueous streams.

Sustainable Biofuel

Date starting : september 2023
Project duration : 48 months
Project budget : 3 millions euros

work packages


SUSTEPS aims to enhance the sustainable production of algae-based biofuels by addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities in the value chain. The project focuses on developing a cost-effective…


The production of biofuels using microalgae as a raw material and CO2 as a feedstock holds significant potential for positive environmental impact. This innovative approach not only provides…


SUSTEPS main overall objective is to improve key knowledge, identify systemic constraints and opportunities, and propose solutions for the scaling up of a sustainable algae-based biofuel value chain. In order to…


PhD fellowships, great opportunity in Switzerland!

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland invites applications for PhD students.

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PhD Student | Education and Jobs | Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) – within the area of Catalytic Hydrothermal Liquefaction to quality biocrude

PhD Student | Education and Jobs | Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) – within the area of Analytics of algal biomass conversion and bio‐oil composition

News & Events


1st Press Release

We are pleased to announce that the first milestone of SUSTEPS was successfully achieved. Five IWGs meetings took place, with the participation of more than

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