Water is life – with innovative biotechnology for sustainable water use

With the aim of promoting knowledge transfer in biotechnology, the BIO.NRW Cluster Biotechnology North Rhine-Westphalia organizes the series of events BIO.NRW.academy several times a year. SolarBioproducts attended the first event of this year: “Water is life”. Through various lectures from research and industry, SolarBioproducts obtained a profound overview of the status-quo and the potential of biotechnology in wastewater treatment. The event took place in the water tower Styrum in Mühlheim an der Ruhr.

The shortage of available clean water sources for agriculture and industry can by overcome by using biotechnological solutions to make wastewater treatment more efficient in the future. In particular, microalgae are a promising candidate and are currently under investigation. In the past, SolarBioproducts had already worked on this important topic. With our state of the art knowledge gained from this event, together with potential cooperation partners, we want to continue our intensive research to promote the use of microalgae for wastewater treatment.