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Algae biomass as raw material – from cultivation to material prototype

Nationally unique since it offers client tests and cooperation in addition to our own research and offers possibilities to work with the whole chain from raw material production to material prototypes

The testbed is a complete facility for testing and developing the whole innovation chain from cultivation processes to biomaterial prototypes from algae.  The facility consists of:

  • Outdoor facility, ~1500 m2 for pilot scale cultivation with climate monitoring, pellets burner for flue gas and waste heat, plus greenhouse for smaller scale cultivations
  • Lab scale tests for cultivation in simulated flue gas at different nutrient-, pH- and light conditions
  • Equipment for extraction and analysis of chemical compounds
  • Equipment for manufacturing of material prototypes
  • Equipment for evaluation of material durability and quality

The facility is intended for anyone with an interest in biomaterials within a number of trades.

Facts

Testbed name

ALGAE FOR BIO MATERIALS

Established

2014

Testbed category

Isolated testbeds (IT)

Industry

Energy and Clean Tech, Materials

Area

Bioeconomy

Region

Västra Götaland Region

Visiting address Brinellgatan 4, 504 62 Borås

Marcus Vestergren

Forsknings och affärsutvecklare

+46 10 516 50 29
marcus.vestergren@ri.se

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