Course announcement: Microalgae Process Design
This course provides the essential skills for designing optimal microalgae-based production processes, for both research and commercial purposes.
The course is aimed at PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, professionals from academy and industry, who would like to acquire a thorough understanding of microalgal metabolism and photobioreactor design and operation.
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On November 22, Dr. Iago Teles presented the results of our algaePARC Bonaire project. Present during the event there were more than 50 participants from different Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT’s). I was a great opportunity to create a network of different territories and to see how we could cooperate together.
We also shared our latest video, where you can find the last updates and a description of the project.
AlgaePARC educates professionals for microalgae-based production processes. Students learn to describe microalgal metabolism, to apply basic design principles for photobioreactors and to cultivate microalgaeMovie Education
Results of AlgaePARC
View AlgaePARC’s results over the last 5 years. Which specific results, e.g. on biorefinery of microalgae, did we achieve? How cost-effective are microalgae for different types of products – such as food and feed, chemicals, materials and fuels – right now?Movie AlgaePARC Results
Outlook on microalgal chains of AlgaePARC, Wageningen UR.Download pdf
Smart solutions to optimize biodiesel production
To produce biodiesel from algae is a challenge, because algae stop growing while producing oil, raw material for biodiesel. This results in the end of the algae culture. Consequently, time is lost starting up a new algae culture after
harvesting. New techniques are now being developed to make oil production
Research at AlgaePARC
All reactors have been running non-stop and fully automatically between May and September. The productivity of four different systems could be compared: the raceway pond, horizontal tubular reactor, the 3D stacked tubular reactor and the flat panel reactor. Overall, due to its bigger reactor volume per surface area, the 3D tubular reactor showed a twice as high
productivity per square meter compared to the horizontal tubes.
At AlgaePARC we aim at innovation and fostering implementation of a sustainable feedstock in a biobased economy context.
Innovation a implementation needs to be communicated and understood by our society and policy makers.