We combine biology and engineering ...

… by cultivating microalgae with bioprocess engineering know‑how in photobioreactors to produce complex biological substances.

Due to their functional properties, they are suitable as valuable food supplements for food and feed, plant biostimulants and substitutes for pesticides or can be used as pigments in cosmetics.


Dr. Ulrike Schmid-Staiger


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At Fraunhofer IGB, single-celled microalgae grow in nutrient-rich sludge water, producing plant stimulants as a substitute for pesticides.