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Project objectives

Lyophilized microalgae
Lyophilized microalgae

Scientific goals and scope of this project are:

  • Comparison of growth conditions for microalgae and duckweed in different environmental conditions;
  • Development of the efficient harvesting method for the biomass;
  • Evaluation of different cell disruption methods in order to improve the extraction of target components;
  • Elaboration of the extraction method for value-added products for the food and feed industry;
  • Conversion of biomass residues to worthwhile co-products, e.g. sorbents;
  • Heat and electricity recovery from the residual biomass by anaerobic digestion;
  • Close the loop by CO2 and nutrient recycling in the bio-refinery process;
  • Environmental impacts assessment of the entire process by LCA.
Concentrated Microalgae after harvesting
Concentrated Microalgae after harvesting
Duckweed Lemna minor
Duckweed Lemna minor