FP7-SME-2011-BSG-SME : Contract No.: 286013


Luminescent light collectors and distributors


Hybrid Algae Cultivation System Based on Conditioned Environment with Efficient Light Collection and Distribution System

Solalgen is a collaborative European project developing new technologies in algae illumination and growth aimed at lowering the costs of algae biomass production.

The project has developed, implemented and tested the following systems:


Improved algae illumination for photobioreactors and open ponds based on luminescent solar collectors


Improved heat management using tubular heat exchangers


Improved control systems based on predictive neural networks


Low cost self-contained sensor platforms which can roam within open ponds and photobioreactors

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