utorak, 26. svibnja 2015.

CCRES Microalgae Process Design

 Microalgae Process Design

    The waters of the world house a tremendous variety of microorganisms able to use light as the only source of energy to fuel metabolism. These unicellular organisms, microalgae and cyanobacteria, have the potential to produce energy sources and biofuels, and many other products. To make economical large-scale production of such bulk products possible, the optimal design of bioreactors and cultivation strategies are essential.
    Target group
    The course is aimed at PhD students, postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, as well as professionals, that would like to acquire a thorough understanding of microalgal metabolism and photobioreactor design. An MSc level in bioprocess technology, or similar, is recommended.
    Course contents
    This course provides the essential skills for designing optimal microalgae-based production processes, for both research and commercial purposes.
    Through lectures, digital cases and a photobioreactor practical session, the participants will learn:
    1) how to describe microalgal metabolism quantitatively;
    2) how to apply basic design principles and set up mass/energy balances for photobioreactors;
    3) how to cultivate microalgae in fully controlled photobioreactors; and
    4) how to integrate all acquired knowledge into optimal production strategies for microalgae biomass or secondary metabolites.
    The daily programme is divided into approximately 5.5 hours of lectures and digital cases, and 2.5 hours of practical work. On Saturday and Sunday, 1.5 hours will be spent on practical work (microalgae do not stop growing at the weekends...). Saturday will also feature an excursion to the CCRES research facility, Zadar, Zaton, followed by a barbecue.
    The course will be conducted in English and Croatian.
    Course coordinators
    Mr. Zeljko Serdar, President of CCRES
    Mrs. Branka Kalle, President of Council CCRES
    The course will be conducted in English and Croatian.
    Location & accommodation
    Lectures and practicals will be given at Croatian Center of Renewable Energy. Participants have to book their own hotel room.
    Contact information
    More information concerning the course content can be obtained from Mr. Zeljko Serdar (solarserdar@gmail.com).
    For organisational matters please contact Mrs. Aleksandra Maradin, phone: +385-91-5475049.
    To be able to fill in the registration form, you need to create an account, please contact solarserdar@gmail.com
    The number of participants to the course is limited.
    The final registration date is 9 June 2014.
    Applicants will receive a confirmation of their registration within one week and will be informed about their acceptance to the course 1 May 2015 at the latest. When accepted to the course they will receive instructions for further course details.
    The course is free for all CCRES members (which includes materials, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches one dinner and one BBQ but does not cover accommodation).

    We look forward to collaborating with you.

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    1. On behalf of the European Commission we would like to thank you for your commitment to building a more sustainable Europe by organising an Energy Day during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015.

      With kind regards,

      The EUSEW Secretariat