Feasibility study of a low-cost photobioreactor for the cultivation of microalgae

01 January 2008 → 31 December 2009
Private funding via IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Physical chemistry
microalgae fotobioreactor
Project description

The objective of this project is an innovative design of a closed photobioreactor, focused on the production of biomass on a large scale at very low cost. In particular, the use of the photo bioreactor for the cultivation of micro-algae will allow the generation of specific biomass with a yield per hectare which is 10 to 30 times higher than the production through agricultural crops, and having specific properties, to aim at a high content of oils and fatty acids and / or other specific chemicals.