Centre Algatech

Institute of Michrobiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Ministry of Industry and Trade-Program TRIO

MPO-TRIO (2016-2020)


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Algal Biotechnology for Food - preparation of proteins and carotenes by
heterotrophic cultivation of chlorophyl-deficient clones of microalgae

Ing. Jiří Kopecký, CSc.
Laboratory of Algal Biotechnnology



6 020 





The main objective of broadly interdisciplinary project is to develop new biotechnological process of heterotrophic cultivation of unique chlorophylldeficient clones of microalgae and consequently by Biorefining processes prepare from algal biomass wide range of products - proteins, polysaccharides, carotenoids and other bioactive substances with high added value, usable especially in the food, animal feed, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. This procedure is unique due to the use of special clones of microalgae, breeded by mutagenesis and phenotypic selection for lack chlorophyll and ability of heterotrophic growth on inexpensive organic substrates.