30th July 2022, Mumbai
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai transferred a technology for microalgae biomass production using a Photobioreactor developed by ICAR-CIFE to Phoenix Agrotech LLP today.
The agreement was signed by Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director/Vice-Chancellor, ICAR-CIFE and Shri Vinit Rathod, CEO, Phoenix Agrotech LLP on behalf of the respective organizations. The technology was transferred in a non-exclusive mode.
The newly designed Photobioreator enables optimum utilization of natural light through a tubular module installed under outdoor conditions. The Photobioreactor also consists of an integrated harvesting module and LED light panels for illumination of indoor culture tank. The novel design of Photobioreactor facilitates microalgae biomass production throughout the year including rainy season when outdoor cultivation is hindered due to low light and rainwater accumulation in open culture systems.
A team of scientists will guide the industry for realizing the potential of technology and will provide necessary training and technical know-how.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai)