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RELEVANCE

Global fossil fuels supplies dwindling


SUSTAINABILITY

Fast-growing, easily utilised marine algae which fix carbon dioxide


BIOTECHNOLOGY

Oil production from cultivated micro-organisms


BIOFUEL

Energy readily convertible from marine plants

Analysis of microalgal strains

Led by SAMS at the Scottish Marine Institute

Sub-project 1- Screening of microalgae cultures
Screening of oil-producing microalgae by flow cytometry and oil hyperproductive strain collection

Sub-project  2 - Development of gene probes for monitoring oil production
Protype gene probe development, confirmation of efficacy

Sub-project 3 - Analysis of oil content

Lipid content and composition of algal oils in selected strains

Sub-project 4 - Optimising growth conditions
Optimal growth conditions for selected strains, oil yields achievable in two-stage or one-stage cultivation or under continuous cultivation in selected strains and completion of small pilot trial

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BIOMARA PROJECT FUNDERS

EU

BioMara is supported by the INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

BioMara project is also funded by: