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New Bioreactor to Speed Production of Microalgae for Feed, Fuel Uses

Researchers from Washington State University and National University of Colombia have developed a faster way to generate microalgae on a biofilm with potential applications for feed. The aim of the project is to develop mixotrophic algal biofilm reactor incorporating glycerol and urea as sources for carbon and nitrogen, establish biomass and lipid production, estimate fatty acid […]

Pilot-scale Bubble Column Photobioreactor Culture of a Marine Dinoflagellate Microalga Illuminated with Light Emission Diodes

Researchers from Spain have performed an experiment to scale up the production volume of marine algal dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum using bubble column photobioreactor. LEDs were used as the light source. Results showed that the final cell concentration in the scaled up photobioreactor was nearly  12 x 105 cells ml-1.  Thus the biomass of the dinoflagellate […]

Large-scale Algae Cultivation System with Diffused Acrylic Rods and Double Parabolic Trough Mirror Systems

Scientists from US have designed a new photobioreactor system for optimal algae productivity at large volumes. The photobioreactor system comprises photobioreactor units that may be isolated from each other to reduce culture clashes, an array of diffused acrylic rods attached to the bottom of a removable acrylic circular top to provide more light into the […]

Scandinavian Microalgae Producer Selects Heliospectra LED Grow Light System

Heliospectra AB has partnered with Scandinavian Microalgae Producer to develop a new LED lighting system based on the LX60 series, to be used in their patented production system in Norway. With this new production technology, the customer has developed a new technology solution producing high-quality products derived from microalgae for food, animal feed, and industrial […]

[ More ] April 15th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors |

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts 26 – 29 June, 2016 Paradise Point, San Diego www.algalbbb.com Abstract submission deadline: 5 February, 2016 Themes: Algal Biology – Molecular Traits of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal Biology – Metabolic Regulation of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal Biology – Biodiversity and Bioprospecting of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal […]

Effect of Inhibition of Nitrification on Algal Growth and Nutrient Uptake in Municipal Wastewater-treating Photobioreactors

Researchers from Sweden conducted an experiment to analyse the effect of inhibiting nitrification on algal growth and nutrient uptake in municipal waste water treating photobioreactors. Allylthiourea was used to inhibit nitrification process. The nitrification inhibited reactors were compared to control reactors. Results showed that higher growth of microalgae was seen in inhibited reactors resulting in […]

Outdoor Cultivation of Chlorella Vulgaris FSP-E in Vertical Tubular-Type Photobioreactors for Microalgal Protein Production

Scientists from Taiwan performed an experiment to cultivate Chlorella vulgaris FSP-E in vertical tubular type photobioreactors for protein production. Chlorella vulgaris FSP-E was grown in a 50-litre outdoor photobioreactors to produce microalgal proteins. Using optimum conditions, maximum biomass and protein productivity were obtained. The obtained microalgal protein contained 60.3% indispensable amino acids and hence it […]

Novel Waveguide Reactor Design for Enhancing Algal Biofilm Growth

Researchers from Canada conducted an experiment to design a novel waveguide reactor for enhancing algal biofilm growth. Five different waveguide designs were developed. The light emission from these waveguide designs was characterized and the algal biofilm growth on waveguides was characterized in a parallel plate airlift reactor. The light intensity and carbon dioxide concentration were […]

[ More ] November 18th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors, Research |

Operational Strategies for Maximizing CO2 Utilization Efficiency by the Novel Microalga Scenedesmus obliquus SA1 Cultivated in Lab Scale Photobioreactor

Scientists from India performed an experiment to optimize the different algae cultivation parameters to increase the CO2 utilization efficiency by the microalgae Scenedesmus obliquus SA1. SA1 strain was cultivated in a cylindrical glass photobioreactor under 15% CO2 concentration at various operational conditions. Results showed that at a light intensity of 4351 lx, a maximum specific […]

State-of-the-art Algae Research Centre Opens in Germany

The Technical University of Munich, Germany has opened a unique algae cultivation centre at its Ludwig Bölkow Campus to develop new processes for the production of biokerosene and other renewable chemical products. The new Algae Tec facility includes three areas of algae cultivation. It is an energy efficient building which can simulate the growing conditions […]

Cultivation of Chlorella Vulgaris in Column Photobioreactor for Biomass Production and Lipid Accumulation

Scientists from China performed an experiment to study the algal biomass cultivation and lipid production of Chlorella vulgaris using various photobioreactors (bubbling, air-lift, porous air-lift). Results showed that bubbling column photobioreactor could be suitable for the cultivation of Chlorella vulgaris than air-lift photobioreactor as the highest biomass concentration was obtained using bubbling column PBR. Source

[ More ] September 10th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Biomass, Photobioreactors, Research |

Comparison of Flat Photo-Bioreactors for Micro-Algae Culture Based on CFD Numerical Simulation

Scientists from China performed an experiment to compare flat photo-bioreactors for algae cultivation based on computational flow dynamics numerical simulation. Three flat photo-bioreactors were taken for the experiment, viz., ordinary double flat photo-bioreactor, multistage flat photobioreactor and multistage intake photobioreactor. Computational flow dynamics simulations were carried out. Results showed that multistage intake photobioreactor gave the […]

[ More ] September 1st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors, Research |

New Algae Study Shows Importance of IBS Light Availability

Researchers from China and Europe have performed an experiment to analyze the effect of initial biomass specific (IBS) light availability on the production rate of batch microalgal triglycerides from Nannochloropsis sp. cultivated in vertical and horizontal outdoor tubular reactors. The results showed that increasing IBS light availability resulted in higher production rate of IBS-TAG as well as […]

[ More ] August 4th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors, Research |

An Integrated Approach for Biodiesel and Bioethanol Production from Scenedesmus bijugatus Cultivated in a Vertical Tubular Photobioreactor

Researchers from Malaysia conducted an experiment to produce biodiesel and bioethanol from Scenedesmus bijugatus cultivated in vertical tubular photobioreactor.  The alga was cultivated in the photobioreactor in a semi-continuous mode and harvested by a combined process involving coagulation and flocculation. Maximum biodiesel yield was obtained using acid base catalytic process. Further, the lipid extracted residual […]

An Integrated Photovoltaic-Photobioreactor System for Microalgal Cultivation

Researchers from Italy have conducted an experiment to improve the overall photoconversion efficiency of microalgae production in photobioreactors.  Two strategies were followed in the experiment – in the first, luminescent spectral converter filters were used which increases the portion of the spectrum available for photosynthesis. In the second, photobioreactors were integrated with photovoltaic panels. Results […]

Temperature Based Mass Flow Rate Sensor for Algae Photobioreactors

Researchers from Brazil performed an experiment to improve the use of photobioreactors, for continuous growth, by developing minimally invasive mass flow rate sensor that can be used as an alternative to ultrasonic sensors. A mathematical model was developed that allows for the determination of system temperature distribution. The mathematical model was implemented in the Fortran […]

Taiwan Develops Method of Making Biofuel from Microalgae

Scientists from Taiwan have developed a unique system to cultivate algae for the production of biofuels.  Microalgae were cultivated by coupling wastewater treatment process with algal photobioreactor for nutrient removal and production of biomass, using enriched CO2 from industrial exhaust gases. This technology not only helps in biodiesel production but also other health supplements such […]

Algae.Tec Delivers PBR to Reliance’s Jamnagar Oil Refinery

Algae.Tec has shipped its first algae photobioreactor to Reliance’s Jamnagar Oil Refinery as part of its contract with Reliance Industries to build an 84-gallon-per-day pilot plant at the oil refinery. The photobioreactor will help in the production of algae by using CO2 from the refinery. The algae in turn will be used for the production of […]

[ More ] May 6th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Photobioreactor, Photobioreactors |

SCHOTT’s New Oval Glass Tubes to Increase Algal Output

SCHOTT, in partnership with Heliae, has announced that its new oval glass tubes for photobioreactors increases the dry biomass output by more than 22%. An indoor study was conducted by replacing round glass tubes with oval tubes in Heliae’s Helix Seed PBR. The study showed that oval tubes increase the overall output of algae by […]

Mixotrophic Production of Microalgae in Pilot-Scale Photobioreactors

Researchers from Canada have conducted an experiment to find the practicability of mixotrophic production of microalgae in pilot scale photobioreactors.  The study was conducted with Scenedesmus obliquus, a species which has the ability to assimilate a wide variety of carbon sources. Initially autotrophic experiments were conducted to obtain behaviour and then mixotrophic experiments were conducted. The results […]

Control of CO2 Input Conditions During Outdoor Culture of Chlorella Vulgaris in Bubble Column Photobioreactors

Scientists from Singapore conducted a study to optimize the CO2 usage during outdoor microalgae cultivation in order to increase the CO2 to biomass conversion efficiency. Different  CO2 input conditions were studied. A 2% CO2 with intermittent supply did not affect the algal growth as compared to having a continuous supply of 2% CO2. During both […]

Wavelength-selective Plasmonics for Enhanced Cultivation of Microalgae

Scientists from Canada have conducted an experiment to increase the growth rate of microalgae in photobioreactors using plasmonic substrate. Modular photobioreactors were constructed with different reflective substrates including arrays of plasmonic nanodisks, broadband reflectors, and untreated glass. The results showed that the growth rate of microalgae increased greatly when grown in photobioreactors equipped with the […]

Novel Internal Mixers to improve the Performance of PBRs

Scientists from China have developed a novel mixer to improve the performance of flat-plate photobioreactors. The effects of the mixer were theoretically evaluated using computational flow dynamics. The results showed maximum biomass concentration in the PBRs, thus proving that they highly applicable for high-efficiency cultivation of microalgae. Source

[ More ] February 10th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors |

DIRECT TO ETHANOL®- Algenol’s New Photobioreactor

Algenol, headquartered in Florida, U.S., is one of the hottest companies in the biofuel sector. They utilize engineered strains of cyanobacteria to obtain improved ethanol production.   The company has developed plastic film photobioreactor (PBR), DIRECT TO ETHANOL®, which makes production and collection easier. The PBR is constructed with plastic, enhanced with resins. Various performance metrics […]

[ More ] August 18th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Ethanol, Algae-Fuel, Algae-Photobioreactor, Biofuel |

Algae Research Fetches Award to UTex Professor

Venkat Raman, Associate Professor at University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics has won the Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Award for his research on developing computer models for algae-based fuel production. Raman, along with another professor, who is working on improving coastal security, will receive up to $75,000 during the 2012-2013 academic year […]


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