Phototrophic microalgae research lab

Photo: Norce

Our laboratories are set up for bioprospecting, strain selection and optimization, and microalgae cultivation and process optimization (TRL 3-4).

Available unit operations and utilities include:

  • Climate controlled cultivation cabinets
  • Screenatorium: bubble column photobioreactors for quick screening of different strains or cultivation conditions
  • 2 highly controlled 25L-GemTube photobioreactors
  • 1 highly controlled 250L-GemTube photobioreactor
  • Centrifuges for dewatering (from mL to 100s of liters)
  • Analysis equipment, including spectrophotometer, set up for dry weight determination, flow cytometry, etc.