Microalgae are in fact truly multi-talented. Their metabolic products are used as ingredient supplements, for human food and animal feed, impart medications and cosmetic properties and can even be used to clean up wastewater. Because algae uses light as an energy source and converts carbon dioxide through photosynthesis, they form a biomass. This process is five times more efficient than that of terrestrial plants.
A 7-day harvest cycle
Algae needs (sun)light, carbon dioxide and nutrients to grow. Photobioreactors provide the optimal conditions. In closed DURAN® systems it takes only seven days to harvest. This kind of yield has even the experts in awe.
Algae need (sun) light, carbon dioxide and nutrients to grow. Photobioreactors provide the optimal conditions.
Algae as a multi-talent
The victory lap for microalgae has already begun. Several more applications are now possible. Today in the US, photobioreactors are already being used in the treatment of wastewater. Austria is home to the largest production of Omega 3 fatty acids – purely from algae. And it is very likely that tomorrow’s automobiles will be running on green biofuels.
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