Cultivation in continuous Photobioreactors

In view of an efficient industrial application, the cultivation of microalgae in a continuous system allows to achieve a stable biomass production. Productivity depends on many factors, upon which light and nutrient availability, temperature and species-related properties play a major role.

The research activity at PAR-Lab investigates the effect of operating parameters (such as residence time, light intensity and regimes, temperature) on productivity, photosynthetic efficiency and biochemical composition of different algal strains, with the aim of identifying suitable conditions to maximize the efficiency of the process.