Growing Algae at Necton

 Seagriculture EU 2024

Dr. Mariana Carneiro works at Portugal-based Necton, the oldest microalgae producer in Europe. She serves on the research and development team, responsible for the optimization of several processes involving microalgae production and works on projects involving brown, red, and green algae.

Necton’s scientific, technological, and market knowledge is focused on several applications: specialty feeds for aquaculture and aquarium, cosmetics, food, and more recently in bioenergy and engineering.

Recently Dr. Carneiro has been working on the Algae4IBD project to find new sources in the marine environment to treat inflammatory diseases like inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn’s disease using macroalgae, microalgae, and cyanobacteria. In this video, she discusses different microalgae cultivation technologies, both for freshwater and marine microalgae, ranging from open to closed systems.

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