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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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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Genetic engineering is a powerful tool – how reduced shading of microalgae strains can improve algal growth in photobioreactors

By Tim Michelberger Microalgae are highly interesting organisms for photosynthetic research and industrial applications. These unicellular eukaryotic organisms exhibit the highest photosynthesis and growth rates amongst photosynthetic organisms and produce many interesting compounds such as lipids, pigments, or proteins that find broad application, for example, in the food and feed industries or pharmaceutical products. In

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