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Microalgae: a Revolution in the Making

02.15.2018, by
Microalgae could become an alternative to oil, a source of edible protein, while also recycling carbon dioxide. They could provide a sustainable and environmentally-friendly solution to our development needs. But how can we scale up their production and optimize the extraction process of their precious compounds? The AlgoSolis platform, launched in 2015 by the University of Nantes and the CNRS, is attempting to meet this challenge by continuing research that began 25 years ago at the Gepea (environment and food process engineering) laboratory.

The Gepea is a CNRS/Université de Nantes/Oniris/Institut Mines-Telecom research unit.

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