Optimization of astaxanthin production in large-scale cultivation of microalgae by utilizing industrial CO2 emissions - Year two
Haematococcus pluvialis is a green microalga that concentrates the compound astaxanthin, a commercial product with nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, aquaculture, and food applications. Astaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment with high antioxidative activity, used as a feed additive to provide a characteristic pink color to salmonids and shrimp, as well as a human nutraceutical providing protection from oxidative stress.
Maximizing large-scale biomass production rates and enhancing astaxanthin concentration in algal cells grown by capturing industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are the main objectives of this research study. TO BE CONT'D