Hyperbaric photobioreactor

The hyperbaric photobioreactor is a system we have developed to test various hypothesis aboutĀ algae growth under pressure. Can pressure be used to enhance biomass production or CO2 consumption? How does pressure influence lipid metabolism and can growth under pressureĀ be harnessed to create economically attractive methods for lipid production?

Bubble tubes are used to regulate pressure:

Two pressurized vessels used to grow microalgae: