News International Sugar Journal

Development of environmental photobioreactor effectively screens algae strains for large scale biofuels production [Registered]

Researchers at the Michigan State University have invented a new technology that they claim will hasten the production of algae-based biofuels. A recent issue of Algal Research showcases the team’s invention – the environmental photobioreactor. The ePBR system is the world’s first standard algae growing platform, one that simulates dynamic natural environments. Simply put, ePBR is a pond in a jar that helps identify, cultivate and test algal strains that have the potential to make the leap from lab to pond, proliferate in real-world, real-pond settings and produce the most oil. Many scientists around the globe are looking for strains…

Login or sign up

Create an account

Lost your password?