Microalgae play an important role in achieving a responsible and sustainable economy based on renewable resources. Due to their high growth rates and small space requirements, microalgae cultivation requires fewer resources than terrestrial plants.
With specific growth conditions and intelligent engineering, microalgae can be used to produce large quantities of lipids, proteins, dyes, or active pharmaceutical ingredients for the food, feed, pharmaceutical, textile, or chemical industries. By embedding algae biotechnology in the CBP infrastructure, a wide range of options are available for further processing of the biomass containing valuable substances, such as separation, cell disruption or extraction at one location. Here, available facilities offer an excellent bridge between small and industrial scales, while providing flexibility for process optimization.