KIT's new algal biofuels technology

September 2009
TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Sep2009, Issue 819, p6
Academic Journal
The article discusses an algae platform being set up by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany which aims to develop algal biofuels using two research programmes. A closed photobioreactor with vertically-arranged plates of algae is being developed by a team at the Institute of Life Science Engineering while another team at the Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology is working on the extraction of valuable constituents from algal biomass using electrical cell disruption.


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