Enhancing microalgae production through data-driven technologies

By Shyam Krishnan Kalliadan In the rapidly evolving landscape of biotechnology, the industrial production of microalgae stands out as a field ripe for innovation, particularly through the application of data-driven technologies. These advancements encompass data management, sophisticated analytical dashboards, predictive modeling, and the integration of machine learning and deep learning techniques. Each of these components

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Fluorescence sensor for the monitoring and control of microalgal cultivations

By Luis Porras Reyes Microalgae are well known photosynthetic microbes used as cell factories for the production of relevant biotechnological compounds (e.g., pigments, unsaturated fatty acids) and environmental applications (e.g., wastewater treatment, lipids for biofuels). Despite these outstanding properties, the industrial scale production of microalgae is still at an early stage of development compared to

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Why and How to Monitor Microalgal Biofilms?

By David Pereira Microalgae are an excellent source of valuable compounds for diverse industries, including food, aquaculture, and nutraceuticals. Traditionally, microalgae are cultivated in a planktonic state within photobioreactors (PBRs) and raceways. Recent advancements have led to the development of biofilm-based technologies, which utilize microalgae’s ability to form biofilms and grow on substrates. This technique

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Hanover training course

During the last week of March 18-21, the Spring School course “UV/Vis spectroscopic online sensor set-up for microalgae processes” took place in the city of Hanover, Germany. This dynamic training took place mainly at the Institute of Technical Chemistry (TCI) of the Leibniz University of Hanover. The workshop started with the presentations of the ESRs

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DigitAlgaesation Winter School in Padova

The city of Padova, Italy, hosted during the week of February 05-09 the Winter School “Entrepreneurship and Startup” taught by Prof. Moreno Muffatto. The course consisted of 8 modules structured in a systematic and progressive way with the aim of familiarizing ESRs with the world of entrepreneurship and startup development. The workshop was developed in

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