Resource sustainability assessment of algae production systems: methodological development and case studies

01 December 2015 → 31 July 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Power electronics
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Fisheries sciences
environment macroalgae exergy sustainability microalgae resources LCA
Project description

The objective of this PhD is to access the environmental resource footprint of algae production for several applications (e.g. feed) on a life cycle basis and to compare it with the footprint of the more traditionally used alternatives. Therefore, further development of a LCIA method, able to additionallyt quantify the impact of extracting marine resources and land transformation, is pursued.