Microalgal Biotechnology

Microalgal Biotechnology

Photosynthetic microorganisms use a direct route to convert inorganic carbon into functional molecules while employing sunlight. Our mission is to develop a commercial and sustainable production chain for food, feed, chemistry and energy from microalgae and cyanobacteria. We integrate biological and engineering studies of cellular processes, work on strain improvement, cultivation optimization and scale-up. We bridge fundamental research to applications in outdoor pilot facilities (www.AlgaePARC.com) and use techno-economic models to assess and guide our research program.


  • Photobioreactor design
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Bioprocess design

Our mission

Develop sustainable processes for cost effective and sustainable conversion of sunlight into functional products by photosynthetic microorganisms.

Our projects