Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Aix-Marseille
Energies | Renewable energies | Bioenergy | Biofuel | Biohydrogen | Microalgae | Photosynthesis
To select the strains of interest, the laboratory has developed two screening methods. The first one discriminates on the lipid composition, the second on the photosynthetic activity of the organism.
The platform HélioBiotec has two mass spectrometers dedicated to the analysis of gases of biological interest, especially oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide.
Identify, analyze and quantify the different lipids in microalgae.
This closed culture device allows to control the parameters such as the temperature, the pH, the shaking speed, the gas flow of the culture and the light intensity.
To study in vivo the determining parameters of the effectiveness of solar energy conversion by photosynthesis, the platform has got noninvasive techniques of optical spectroscopy solved in time.
A collection of more than 500 strains of microalgae and cyanobacteria, wild or transformed in the laboratory freezers.
Compare the performance of different genes of interest for the production of biofuels and bio-based molecules for green chemistry, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.
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