Department of Physical Properties of Plant Materials


In the Laboratory of New Technologies of Renewable Energy and Biomass Acquiring, investigations are conducted on optimization of microalgal cultures. The research is focused on identification of the effect of physical and chemical factors on the length of the exponential growth phase in the laboratory culture conditions. Selection of microalgal species characterized by the highest growth rate in the laboratory scale and by a favourable biochemical composition is an additional task undertaken in the Laboratory.

The cultures are grown in 12 laboratory photobioreactors, which allow setting and maintenance of appropriate culture conditions. The choice of suitable microalgal species and culture conditions is a key element of maximization of biomass energy production.