We just passed the firsts 18 months of the project. The last semester started with the General Assembly and the site visit in Florence and ended with the first report delivered to the commission. We entered in one the most challenging period of the project, in which, while in the laboratory the best culture conditions for optimal lipid productivity are being developed, outdoors, the 3 pilot plants were installed and the first results with the two selected microalgae were obtained. So the race, ….or more scientifically, the comparison for the best location and the best panel photobioreactor has begun, under the impartial judgment of LCA assessment! The large-scale plant is also being built and the first lipid-rich Nannochloropsisbiomass has been provided for the downstream processing.