Banco EspaƱol de Algas

PROYECTO DE INVESTIGACiƓN DEL BANCO ESPA…

03-10-2013

PROYECTO DE INVESTIGACiƓN "BIOPROSPECCIƓN, IDENTIFICACiƓN, AISLAMIENTO, CONSERVACiƓN E INCORPORACIƓN DE NUEVAS CEPAS DE MICROALGAS y CIANOBACTERIAS AL CATƁLOGO PUBLICO DEl BANCO ESPAƑOL DE ALGAS EN El PERIODO 2013-2015" COFINANCIADO POR...

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Project VULCANO

27-03-2013

Volcanic erUption at El Hierro IsLand. Sensitivity and ReCovery of the mAriNe EcOsystem (VULCANO)   The marine ecosystem of the island of El Hierro, one of the richest and most sensitive of...

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Project: MICROALGAE / Subproject: Creati…

20-02-2013

Microalgae Project (Production and development of microalgal cultures to capture carbon dioxide and to produce biofuels) Subproject for the Creation and Consolidation of a National Algae Bank and its associated...

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Cepas

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SPITERM

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Scientific-technical objectives

1. To evaluate the efficiency and profitability of microalgae (preferably marine) cultivated in advanced tPBR (new designs for vertical tubular photobioreactors) as applied to:

a. The production of biodiesel from the algal biomass produced (in the form of a concentrated microalgal ā€œpasteā€ (85-90% water) with a dry weight TAGcontent of 25-52%).

b. Photosynthetic sequestration of industrial CO2

2. Isolate, identify (conventional and molecular) and preserve (conventional and cryopreservation) microalgae and cyanobacteria (preferably marine) from tropical and subtropical areas that exhibit any of the following characteristics: high hydrocarbon or lipid (triglycerides) content and or exhibiting or containing acetyl-CoA carboxylase genes or enzymes, large in size and resistant to high temperatures, CO2 and shear forces.

3. Selection of the species and strains described in item 2 that show elevated growth rates in vertical tubular photobioreactors (tPBR).

4. Cultivate select species in conventional tPBR.

5. Evaluate the conversion of concentrated microalgal biomass (10-15% ps) with a high water content (85-90%) into biodiesel.

6. Develop advanced tPBR with improved output per unit volume (in comparison to a conventional tPBR) by increasing light capture and photosynthetic efficiency (by introducing the following variables: vortex agitation, light pulsing by microturbulence, solar thermoregulation, nighttime irradiation, integration of six PBR into a single cultivation unit, fibre optic light injection).

7. Develop a PBR automatic control program.

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