Floating biofilm

M.G.J. Janssen (Inventor), R.H. Wijffels (Inventor)

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Abstract

The present invention relates to a system and method for cultivating and/or growing microorganisms capable of photosynthesis. The system comprises at least one body of water containing essential nutrients for the microorganisms; at least one sheet which floats, or is held afloat, on the at least one body of water; at least one layer of microorganisms capable of photosynthesis covering at least part of the upper surface of the at least one sheet; and a gas preferably comprising carbon dioxide above the at least one sheet. The system can be used in a method for cultivating and/or growing microorganisms capable of photosynthesis.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP3360954
Priority date8/02/17
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2018

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