Model guided design of advanced microalgae production systems (2015–2018)

Advanced single celled green algae (microalgae) production systems are able to expand photosynthetic capacity onto non-arable land using CO2 and saline water, to produce a wide range of high value products, renewable fuels and animal feeds. Production efficiencies and costs are currently limited by the ability to capture and distribute light through these systems effectively. This project aims to conduct detailed studies to optimise methods of light delivery and distribution through photo-bioreactors and high rate ponds. This knowledge will be integrated into advanced modelling tools to enable `model guided design¿ of next-generation high-efficiency systems.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council