Delete search term


Quick navigation

Main navigation

Resource-Efficient and Sustainable Cultivation Equipment for MicroAlgae Manufacture


At a glance

  • Project leader : Dr. Lukas Neutsch
  • Project budget : CHF 500'000
  • Project status : completed
  • Funding partner : Innosuisse (Innovationsprojekt / Projekt Nr. 34539.1 IP-EE)
  • Project partner : NeoCarbons SA
  • Contact person : Lukas Neutsch


With focus on high-value-added applications (Food, Pharma, Cosmetics), this project aims at establishing resource-efficient reactor technology for the cultivation of microalgae. Photobioreactors, in current close-system design, are not fully optimized with regard to energy usage. Several other aspects, such as light quality and irradiation schedule, need to be considered. A new, patented illumination technology, is now awaiting implementation in microalgae farming practice and industry-coupled, hybrid cultivation facilities.
The a set of functional prototypes up to pilot scale are to be developed in course of this project.