Prof. Thomas Brück (TU Munich)
TU Munich, Bauhaus Luftfahrt
In that respect, the project takes advantage of microalgae’s ability to grow 10 times faster than comparable terrestrial plants without occupation of agricultural land. The project specific algae strains are preferentially cultivated in saline water, which enhances availability of the greenhouse gas CO2 for growth and simultaneously secures valuable fresh water sources for human and agricultural use. The conversion of the harvested algal biomass into renewable fuels through innovative catalytic procedures represents the final step in the production chain.