The role of microalgae biotechnology in blue and green economy

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General information

Microalgae biotechnology is a fast growing domain emerged in the last decades due to their huge potential as raw matter for a great diversity of products and services. Microalgae biomass consists of important primary metabolites such as sugars, oils and lipids, used for the production of food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, biofertilizers, animal feed. Moreover microalgae biotechnology has also a high potential as an environmental technology for GHG abatement or wastewater treatment. Another important area is the use of microalgae biomass as a bioenergy source, like methane, biodiesel, bioethanol or biohydrogen.

This course will provide students with the training, skills and learning needed to deep in the fast growing field of microalgae valorisation. It includes seminars about microalgae numerous industrial uses, their cultivation, harvesting and techno economic analysis. Laboratory sessions, data analysis and reactors dimensioning using spreadsheets as well as a field trip to an installation of microalgae biomass production are also scheduled.

This summer course offers not only an introduction to this exciting field, but also an opportunity to update information and to exchange ideas with other colleagues concerning the breakthrough that have to be addressed to help this emerging domain to reach an industrial level in certain areas.

The course is intended for MSc, PhD students or Post-Docs in the biology, chemistry and biochemical engineering fields.

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0512 - Biotechnology


Venue: University of Cádiz
Cádiz, Spain


Open from
23 May 2017 to 12 Jun 2017



Application Procedure:

Students interested in taking part in the course must register via the website and pay the course fee (200 €) before June 12th, 2017. The fee covers admission to the sessions and the activities included in the final programme of the course.


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning
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