30.03.2017 Cosmetic active ingredients from snow algae

The Swiss company Mibelle Group Biochemistry develops unique, high-quality active ingredients for the cosmetics industry. These are based on natural compounds and extensive scientific know-how. In cooperation with Mibelle Subitec developed a special FPA reactor system for the cultivation of carotenoid-rich snow algae in a two-phase process.

"Snow Algae Powder" from microalgae

30.03.2017 Microalgae in space

The European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne is developing life support systems for astronauts for extended travel in space, e.g. for missions to Mars or for the construction of a moon habitat. For this purpose, compact closed ecosystems have to be created in order to avoid the continuous supply of materials from earth.


How microalgae could help realizing long-term missions in space.

16.03.2017 The algae cooperative

On the basis of existing relationships between the Institute for Food and Environmental Research (ILU) and Subitec GmbH, the cooperation will be deepened and further developed.

The Algae Cooperative Report

21.02.2017 Subitec Whitepaper On Operating Strategies

This short communication on operating strategies is the first that Subitec puts out in this format to share findings and give an opportunity to dive deeper into our R&D activities and gain insights and ideas.

There will be more similar communications in the future for different topics to drive more progress in microalgae R&D.

Subitec White Paper: Strategies To Reduce Light-Specific Energy Input

16.02.2017 Nominate Subitec For AIMs Readers Poll

Subitec's work, full commitment and dedication to algae could be rewarded with a Readers Poll Award of the Algae Industry Magazine. Those who support our aims and contributions to the algae indrustry can nominate us in different categories:

26.10.2016 Subitec's Article In The PKB-Magazin

The biannual international magazine Presidency Key Brief presents in its latest edition the article "Green Future With Algae" about microalgae and the merits of Subitec around this theme.


05.10.2016 Subitec's Product Flyer "Laboratory"

Are you interested in Subitec's FPA reactors for the cultivation of microalgae in the laboratory? Our product flyer contains information on application and dimensions of Subitec's various laboratory reactors.

Subitec Flyer Labproducts

13.09.2016 Subitec's technology at the University of Arizona/USA

Subitec's flat-panel airlift photobioreactors (FPA-PBRs) for the efficient cultivation of phototrophic microorganisms are now in action in the US. End of August, Subitec GmbH put a pilot plant consisting of 4 laboratory reactors, each with 28 liters in culture volume, into place in the desert of Arizona. At the Polytechnic campus of the largest university in the US, the Arizona State University (ASU), the technology is used by renowned scientists on the grounds of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation for research and development purposes.

Homepage Arizona Center of Algae Technology

19.08.2016 Funding Project with SOPAT

Under the direction of the award-winning start-up SOPAT GmbH from Berlin and other subject matter experts from research and industry, Subitec participates in the development of a particle analysis technology for multi-parameter analysis of microbial cultures.


05.08.2016 Microalgae on the International Space Station

With the delivery of the final report, Subitec successfully completes the contract research for its reputable customers Airbus Defence &Space and the German Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart.

The project aims at the integration of microalgae in life support systems for astronautical missions in space. A novel photobioreactor (PBR), which has been specifically designed for applications in zero gravity, shall be integrated into life support systems. The PBR is developed by Airbus Defence & Space for the application on Advanced Closed Loop Life Support Systems (ACLs) of the European Space Agency on behalf of the German Aerospace Center.

With the help of algae the CO2, produced through the respiration of astronauts, can be converted into biomass and oxygen using light through photosynthesis. Therefore the quality of the cabin air is significantly improved. Additionally, the algae biomass, which contains essential trace elements and fatty acids, can be consumed by the astronauts.
Subitec's task was to develop preservation methods for microalgae, which guarantee the vital transport to the ISS. To ensure that algae will be growing in the photobioreactors, the so-called inoculum must be in perfect condition.

Subitec established a method, which allows preserving high cell density algal cultures with a biomass concentration of 10 g / l for a period of at least 12 weeks. The vitality of the cells maintains without limitation.

Once more Subitec proved its engineering as well asbiological know-how. Furthermore microalgae turn out to be all-rounders with enormous potential, even in space.


More about the project (page 28)

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