Prof. Thomas Brück (TU Munich)
TU Munich, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Airbus, Clariant, Conys
Photosynthetic microalgae yield 10 to 100 times more biomass per cultivation area than terrestrial plants. In addition they actively recycle the greenhouse gas CO2 and their cultivation does not compete with food production – an additional advantage. Renewable aviation fuels could be produced locally in various parts of the world in the future. Researchers thus are also studying algae cultivation under different climatic conditions.