Mixotrophic cultivation of microalgae for nutrient and CO2 recovery from waste streams
Hanna Farnelid, Catherine Legrand
Kalmar Energi, Kalmarsundsregionens Renhållare Deponeringsplats Moskogen, Cheese production Arla Foods AB, Linnaeus University
1 october 2019 - 1 october 2023
Ecology (Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences)
(MPEA) Marine phytoplankton ecology and applications, (Algoland project)
More about the project
Microalgal solutions for bioremediation of waste provide a new efficient way of recovering nutrients and carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial waste streams, with the additional benefit of producing valuable biomass. This project aims to improve performance of algal solutions using mixotrophic microalgae that can utilize an organic carbon source and simultaneously photosynthesize. Mixotroph production will extend the cultivation season during winter conditions of low temperature and light, as well as increasing the recovery efficiency on a yearly basis.
The project is part of the research in the research group Marine phytoplankton ecology and applications (MPEA) and in Linnaeus University Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS).