The unique Flat-Panel-Airlift-Photobioreactor technology of the Fraunhofer Institute is used in all lab and pre-scale systems and provides an excellent growth environment for microalgae. It allows precise control of growth conditions such as light, temperature and carbon dioxide, resulting in optimal cultivation processes, high growth rates and excellent product quality. Major contributions to this are made by the airlift system for improved CO2 transfer and powerful LED grow lights.
The Subitec flat-panel airlift photobioreactors require only a small floor area and deliver high production volume and increased productivity per square metre thanks to their large photosynthetic surface. Their efficient mixing and circulation system minimises shear stress and ensures fast and effective mixing of the culture medium. This supports the growth of fastidious microalgae and maintains cell viability.