Photosynthesis in dynamic and rapidly changing light: the physiology of a cyanobacterium in a photobioreactor
Mass cultivation of aquatic phototrophs in photobioreactors (PBRs) has the potential to produce sustainable biofuels thus reducing net carbon emission and associated climate change. In order to make PBRs productive enough to be economically viable, the biomass accumulation rate and cell density at harvest needs to be high. However, early productivity estimates based on controlled laboratory experiments has not scaled-up to industrial size PBRs. One major reason is that the growth rates in high density, low maintenance PBRs is severely reduced compared to laboratory conditions. This is likely a ...
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