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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Experimental High-Performance Photobioreactor

The activities of department are focused on research of usage of waste sources for microalgal cultivation. Main research objective is the investigation of waste CO2 utilization for microalgal cultivations and the evaluation of microalgal potential for water pollution elimination. Long term mission is the application of algal biotechnologies in the field of environmental technologies. Special emphasis is also put on development of experimental pilot – scale photobioreactors. The activity of department is closely related to Department of Adaptive Biotechnologies. Research is focused on usage of results obtained in basic research of photosynthetic microorganisms to practical applications.

The department´s main activities are:

  • The utilization of waste sources in the cultivation processes
  • The evaluation of biotechnological potential of microalgal species isolated from specific natural localities
  • Characterization and optimization of microalgal growth in photobioreactors
  • Development of new technological approaches for microalgal biotechnologies
  • The utilization of waste CO2 in the cultivation processes
  • The usage of microalgae for nutrients removal and phosphorus recovery


Highlighted publications:

Teng, S. Y.; Yew, G. Y.; Sukačová, K.; Show, P. L.; Máša, V.; Chang, J. Microalgae with artificial intelligence: A digitalized perspective on genetics, systems and products. Biotechnology Advances 44(44), 2020

Sukačová, K.; Vícha, D.; Dušek, J. Perspectives on Microalgal Biofilm Systems with Respect to Integration into Wastewater Treatment Technologies and Phosphorus Scarcity. Water 12, 2020

Sukačová, K.; Búzová, D.; Červený, J. Biphasic optimization approach for maximization of lipid production by the microalga Chlorella pyrenoidosa . Folia Microbiologica 65(5): 901-908, 2020

Sukačová, K.; Búzová, D.; Trávníček, P.; Červený, J.; Vítězová, M.; Vítěz, T. Optimization of microalgal growth and cultivation parameters for increasing bioenergy potential: Case study using the oleaginous microalga Chlorella pyrenoidosa Chick (IPPAS C2). Algal Research 40 (2019)

Sukačová, K.; Kočí, R.; Žídková, M.; Vítěz, T.; Trtílek, M. Novel insight into process of nutrients removal using an algal biofilm: The evaluation of mechanism and efficiency. International Journal of Phytoremediation 19(10) (2017): 909-914.

Paroulková, P.; Sukačová, K.; Murgašová, K.; Vítěz, T.; Chovanec , J. The usage of algae in biogas transformation. In Polák, O.; Cerkal, R.; Březinová Belcredi, N.; Horký, P.; Vacek, P. (Eds): Proceedings of International PhD Students Conference, p. 904-909. ISBN 978-80-7509-443-8, 2016.

Sukačová, K.; Trtílek, M.; Rataj, T. Phosphorus removal using a microalgal biofilm in a new biofilm photobioreactor for tertiary wastewater treatment. Water Research 71 (2015): 55-63.