Towards better methods for harvesting microalgae

Microalgae are currently a promising resource, notably for producing biofuels. However, harvesting them remains a challenge, which limits their exploitation at industrial scales. Scientists in the Joint Research Unit for the Engineering of Biological Systems and Processes (LISBP, INRA Occitanie-Toulouse) have made discoveries that could help develop more effective harvesting methods. Their results were recently published in Algal Research.