Generation of transgenic flocculating microalgae Chlorella vulgaris for easyThere are currently intensive global research efforts aiming at reducing cost of harvesting microalgae from culture system. However, harvesting microalgae at large scale is the major hurdle for economically feasible production of algal biomass for fuels and value-added products. It was estimated that microalgal harvesting cost comprises 20%-30% of the total production cost in terms of energy use and capital investments. Seeking a cost effective cell harvesting technology, we generated a transgenic Chlorella vulgaris strain that can autoflocculate and be harvested by natural sedimentation.The transgenic flocculating microalgal strain C. vulgarisZRA01 has been patented, and studies on the flocculation strain construction in other microalgal strains are ongoing.
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- what may be flocculating agent of microalgae ?( please dont say about chemical,i want to know self flocculating agent, like may be polyscharride, protein, or any others agents) Does anyone here deal in algae self flocculation? - 1 year ago
- Dear all, i am trying to develope algae harvesting technique via autoflocculation. now i am working chlorella vulgaris esp-6. i need to find the flocculation agents ( gene or others). have anybody work in this area? any suggestion for me? - 1 year ago