Project Profile

Project Title Photobioreactor Design and Harvest Technology for Algal Biofuels
Project Code 2014TC04
Project Status Ongoing
Start Date March 2015
Sponsor(s) Department of Biotechnology
Division Biotechnology and Bioresources

An algal photobioreactor design, based on sunlight distribution, is being developed for 2-4 times improvement in areal productivity after initial tests. Harvesting microalgae has been a decisive barrier in the algal biofuel field. A process based on specific harvest features of algae and an in-situ collection mechanism in the growth system itself is being developed.