Spanish Biotech Platform
Plataforma de Mercados Biotecnológicos
Private entity
Mª Angeles Agapito.
Province: Madrid
Phone: 34 912109374
ASEBIO is the Spanish Bioindustry Association.

ASEBIO brings together companies, associations, foundations, universities, research and technology centers that carry out activities directly or indirectly related to biotechnology in Spain.

Since 1999 ASEBIO has been acting as a meeting and promotion platform for those organizations interested in stimulating the national biotechnology scene.

In order to do this, ASEBIO works closely with regional, national and European governments as well as all the social organizations interested in using biotechnology to improve quality of life, the environment and generating skilled employment.

The large number of members makes ASEBIO the most suitable setting to meet the challenge of developing the biotechnology sector and taking advantage of the innovation opportunities offered by biotechnology as a vehicle for social and economic growth in Spain.

The objective of the Project is to develop new knowledge, technologies and products that will enable the valorisation of important biorefinery by-products.


The strategic goal of the project is to use renewable resources for the development of new ecological bio-based solvents which could replace commonly used petrochemical based ones in the Paint and Coatings Industry, maintaining their performance and aesthetical properties but with a reduced carbon footprint, and a brand new alternative of reactive solvent, not emitting VOCs.

- SEACOLORS: Demonstration of new natural dyes from algae as substitution of synthetic dyes actually used by textile industries

SEACOLORS main aim is the demonstration and validation of obtaining natural dyes from a sustainable and renewable source, algae, and their application in textile industry to replace synthetic dyes which are pollutant and harmful for the environment. With this improvement, it will be obtained less contaminated waste water, by the higher biodegradability of natural dyes, reducing the water purification process and contributing to the application of the politics and community legislation regarding waste waters.