Laboratory of New Technologies of Renewable Energy and Biomass Production

Department of Physical Properties of Plant Materials

Laboratory of New Technologies of Renewable Energy and Biomass Production

Supervisor: PhD Izabela Krzemińska

e-mail: i.krzeminska@ipan.lublin.pl

Microalgae are autotrophic unicellular organisms that, under optimal conditions, are capable of rapid proliferation and production of large amounts of biomass in a short time. Some algal species accumulate considerable amounts of lipids, which raises their energetic value. These properties are related to the possibility of using microalgal biomass for energy-production purposes. Microalgal cells require a source of carbon (carbon dioxide and/or organic carbon), mineral compounds, and light for growth. Determination of optimal culture conditions for individual species is a key element in maximization of biomass production for energy purposes.

 

Research Profile:

  • Optimization of microalgal culture parameters
  • Selection of microalgal species for energy production

Analyses:

  • An analysis of the microalgal biomass growth rate in selected conditions and media
    qualitative and quantitative analyses of the biomass composition
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