Mexican researchers develop prototype photobioreactor for microalgae

December 22, 2021 |

In Mexico, researchers at the National Technological Institute of Mexico, Morelia Technological Institute campus, have developed a prototype of a photobioreactor for optimization of the Chlorella Vulgaris microalgae for which they requested patent registration by Model of Utility before the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property (IMPI). In addition to increasing current biomass production, it will also allow the analysis of other important molecules such as proteins, lipids and carbohydrates from the microalgae -the same that were previously analyzed and reported-, since these microorganisms can be used as an energy source to develop biodiesel or for food. functional as some nutritional supplements, among other utilities

Through the photobioreactor they can control various factors such as: light, PH, temperature, type of substrate or carbon source that the microalgae needs to develop, find the optimal growth conditions and thus obtain important information on these metabolism products with better efficiency; Furthermore, there are few reports of other products such as secondary metabolites and with this type of laboratory work, new research projects can be analyzed and elaborated.

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