Algal biomass facilities

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About the Algal biomass facilities

We use our algal biomass facilities to explore cultivation systems, marine and freshwater biochemical methane production and biorefineries. Our facilities are located in both Southampton and Spain. 

Technical specification


At our Southampton laboratory we have a 320 litre photobioreactor. We also have the facilities to make smaller batches of different algal strains. Work on the kinetics of algal growth is carried out using our instrumented lab-scale photobioreactors.


At our experimental site in Spain we work with our partners at the University of Almeria.

We have:

  • two 100 m2 raceway reactors
  • a wide range of photobioreactors up to production scale

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Contact us

For more information get in touch.
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southampton, Boldrewood Innovation Campus, Southampton  SO16 7QF
We’re open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 UK time