biomass growth through hydrogen addition 

Anticipated start: From November 2023​
Duration: minimum of 5 months​
Location: Wetsus Research Institute Watertechnology, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands​
Allowance: Depending on your situation you will receive a €200 to €400 monthly allowance

Why phototrophic organisms?

Eukaryotic algae and cyanobacteria can transform CO2  into organic carbon, using light as the sole energy source. Also referred to as microalgae, their production has gained a lot of attention in recent years. As stated by the European Commission, there is a general interest to unlock algae potential increasing sustainable production, safe consumption and innovative use of biomass. 

What is our goal?
Our motivation is to investigate what are the effects of using hydrogen as a  supplementary source of energy to boost the phototrophic growth of biomass. Microalgae growth is usually limited by light, by adding alternative electron donors we aim to achieve higher productivities and decrease light-dependency. 

Why phototrophic organisms?


You will be helping on the continuous production of different microalgal species. 

Your tasks can be broken down into the following:

  • Media preparation and subculture of eukaryotic and cyanobacterial species.
  • Operation and maintenance of a flat panel photobioreactor.
  • Perform different molecular and analytical techniques. 
  • Sampling and interpretation of data. 

You are


Interested? Apply to the application form beneath on this page. Please supply an up-to-date CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this specific project. You can contact the PhD researcher Ana Zenteno through the message option below

Application form: Phototrophic biomass growth through hydrogen addition

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