Korean researchers develop technology to mass cultivate microalgae for biofuels

04/8/2014 | BusinessKorea magazine online

Two Korean research teams, one from the Korea Basic Science Institute and another from the Korea Institute of Energy Research, have developed the first integrated biorefinery processing technology for the mass cultivation of microalgae used in producing biofuels. "The technology applies sunlight usable titanium dioxide into green algae harvests, and by developing technology that can easily destroy green algae's cellular walls, further applications are feasible such as water processing, including green algae manipulation," said Lee Ju-han, one of the leaders of KBSI's research team.

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