September 8, 2014

Microalgae – the factories of the future

TU Darmstadt offers best conditions for algae research

Biology professor Ralf Kaldenhoff is making microalgae fit for industry. The microorganisms could produce a variety of products from carbon dioxide and light.

The brilliant green broth with the equally green cubes of jelly looks like a food from the future. Ralf Kaldenhoff, Professor for Applied Plant Sciences at TU Darmstadt, stirs the concoction and says: “You could theoretically eat this.”