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Benefits of producing algae by fermentation

Chair: Reza Ranjbar 

Producing algae through fermentation offers significant benefits from both technological and economic perspectives. Technologically, fermentation provides a controlled and scalable environment for algae cultivation, allowing for precise manipulation of growth conditions to optimize biomass production and biochemical composition. This enables researchers and manufacturers to tailor algae strains for specific applications, such as food production, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. Additionally, fermentation can be conducted using a variety of substrates, including agricultural residues, industrial by-products, and wastewater, offering a sustainable and cost-effective approach to algae cultivation.

From an economic standpoint, producing algae through fermentation offers several advantages over traditional cultivation methods. Fermentation processes can be carried out in compact, automated bioreactor systems, reducing the need for large land areas and manual labor associated with open pond systems. This lowers production costs and increases efficiency, making algae-based products more competitive in the market. Furthermore, fermentation allows for continuous production cycles and year-round operation, maximizing output and revenue potential for algae producers. Overall, the technological and economic benefits of producing algae through fermentation position it as a promising and viable solution for sustainable biomass production and value-added product development.


1. Unveil the current state of microalgae fermentation technology.

2. Delve into the ongoing advancements in precision fermentation for bacteria.

3. Explore emerging microalgae fermentation processes for the production of novel algae and secondary metabolites.

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June 27

Benefits of producing algae by fermentation


Reza Ranjbar


Welcome and opening by EABA

Carlos Unamunzaga, President EABA


Aliga story from phototrophic to heterotrophic cultivation of microalgae

David Erlandsson - Co-founder at Aliga (Denmark)


Circular production of omega-3 for sustainable aquaculture

Saskia Kliphuis - PA Manager at Corbion (Netherlands)


Low CAPEX production of microalgae in dark

Dr. Julian Pietrzyk - Head of Technical Transfer at MiAlgae (UK)


Dark fermentation for high volume affordable astaxanthin production

Dr. Claude Kaplan - CEO at KAS (UK)


Don’t be afraid of the dark! Optimising heterotrophic fermentation

Colleen Raffin - Industrialization and Continuous Improvement Engineer at Fermentalg (France)




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