16. December 2022
Phototrophic cultivation of Chlorella vulgaris in the BioLector XT microbioreactor
Modern bioprocess engineering techniques have enabled scientists to explore the potential of microalgae for the production of energy and valuable compounds. The recent rise of interest in algae biotechnology has led to significant advancements in the use of microalgae for biofuel production, carbon dioxide sequestration and environmental bioremediation, and revealed algae’s great potential as a source of biomass, food, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. For this Application Note, the BioLector XT microbioreactor is equipped with a sophisticated illumination module to enable parallel, phototrophic cultivations in up to 48 microwells, and specialized filter modules were designed to allow for the online, non-invasive measurement of important cultivation parameters like biomass, chlorophyll concentration and pH. The illumination module or Light Array Module (LAM) allows for precise and diverse lighting regimes within relevant photosynthetic spectra.