CFGI am a professional researcher in marine & environmental science with more than 20 years of experience. I have a strong background in lab and high scale microalgae production, microalgae identification and isolation, environmental analysis, biochemistry and general lab skills. I have an extensive knowledge of the use of high technological devices including GC, Spectrophotometry, FTIR, Flow cytometry, Flow cam, Inverted microscopy among others.

Talk to me about

  • Microalgae scale-up production
  • Microalgae metabolite production
  • Dinoflagellates & HAB species
  • Biochemical analysis
  • Aquaculture
  • Environmental Science

Project Portfolio

MARIB2016 # Marine Investment for the Blue Economy (PDRA)

BIOPRONET voucher 2016 # (BBSRC) Swansea University – AlgaeCytes LTD (PDRA)

CellBioProbe 2016 # REIS-SURGE project.

LED Project (EPSRC) 2015 # Internally lit photobioreactors for enhanced product formation from algae using LED systems: Energy transformed into high value chemical products

MACROBIOCRUDE 2016 # Developing an Integrated Supply and Processing Pipeline for the Sustained Production of Ensiled Macroalgae-derived Hydrocarbon Fuels (PDRA)

A4B 2014 # Algal Biotechnology for Advanced Products from Microalgae (PDRA)


  1. Fuentes-Grünewald C., Bayliss C., Zanain M., Pooley C., Scolamacchia M., Silkina A. (2015) “Evaluation of batch and semi-continuous culture of Porphyridium purpureum in a photobioreactor in high latitudes using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy for monitoring biomass composition and metabolites production” Bioresource Technology. 189:357-363.
  2. Fuentes-Grünewald C., E. Garcés., E. Alacid., S. Rossi., J. Camp. (2013) “Biomass and lipid production of dinoflagellates and raphidophytes in indoor and outdoor photobioreactors” Marine Biotechnology. 15(1) 37-47.
  3. Fuentes-Grünewald C, E. Garcés, E. Alacid, N. Sampedro, S. Rossi, J. Camp. (2012) “Improvement of lipid production in the marine strains Heterosigma akashiwo and Alexandrium minutum utilizing abiotic parameters”. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 39:207-216.
  4. Itoiz Sevigné, C. Fuentes-Grünewald, C. M. Gasol, E. Garcés, E. Alacid, S. Rossi, & J. Rieradevall. (2012) “Energetic balance and environmental impact analysis of marine microalgal production for biodiesel generation in a photobioreactor pilot plant”. Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy. 39:324-335.
  5. Fuentes-Grünewald C, E. Garcés, S. Rossi, J. Camp. (2009) “Use of the dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum as a sustainable source of biodiesel production” Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 36:1215-1224.
  6. Fuentes-Grünewald, C., Clement, A., Aguilera, A. (2008) “Alexandrium catenella Bloom and the Impact on Fish Farming in the XI region, Chile”. Books of proceedings of 12th International Conference on Harmful Algae. Copenhagen, Denmark International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae. 183-186.