Algae Biomass

Blue biomass (algae biomass) does not compete with land use for food production and at the same time represents an untapped resource with many opportunities for it to be managed sustainably. Algae biomass is a multifunctional resource that contains A number of high-value substances that can be released and incorporated into future food, feed and energy production by biorefulation. In addition to being a source of future bio-based production systems,
The cultivation and harvesting of blue biomass could contribute to improved water quality, as well as to the fight against the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. For example, algae cultivation in nutrient-laden coastal areas will utilize derived nutrients from among others. Agriculture and CO2 from the atmosphere, thereby contributing to the recycling of scarce essential nutrient nutrients back to earth as well as other uses such as feed production. Sustainability analysis of a sustained production of blue biomass as input to the green production systems of the future is one of the research elements of a 4-year research project entitled "The MacroAlgaeBiorefinery (MAB)" funded by the Strategic Research Council (http://mab3.teknologisk.dk/).

Info box:

Algae Biomass

Date: 22. OCT 2012
Time: 19:30:00

Lecturer: Marianne Thomsen
Institution: Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Aarhus

The Lecture is held: Geological Museum