Doctoral project: Mixotrophic cultivation of microalgae for nutrient and CO2 recovery from waste streams
Microalgae can efficiently recover nutrient and CO2 from industrial waste streams. Mixotrophic cultivation mode of microalgae, which is more productive than the common autotrophic mode, is investigated in autumns and winters in this study.
Project name Mixotrophic cultivation of microalgae for nutrient and CO2 recovery from waste streams Doctoral student Quyen Nham Supervisor Elin Lindehoff Associate Supervisor Hanna Farnelid, Catherine Legrand Participating organizations Kalmar Energi, Kalmarsundsregionens Renhållare Deponeringsplats Moskogen, Cheese production Arla Foods AB, Linnaeus University Financier FORMAS Timetable 1 october 2019 - 1 october 2023 Subject Ecology (Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences) Research group (MPEA) Marine phytoplankton ecology and applications, (Algoland project)
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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.