Prof. Dr. Dieter Hanelt
Microalgae production in photobioreactors
Microalgae production in photobioreactors using carbon dioxide from flue gas
Flue gases contain CO2, NOx and sulfurous compounds which can be used as nutrients by microalgae. The developing biomass can be harvested and products of economic interest can be isolated. Under limited nitrogen supply microalgae produce increased amounts of biogenic oils, which can contain a high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids being of interest for human nutrition.
Further the production of biofuels from microalgae is an important field of research.