Aims: To develop new understanding on developing microalga-bacterial consortia cultivated on industrial water to produce biomass for biofuel Funding Body: BBSRC Duration: 3.5 years  from 2014 – 2017 Key people: Dr Carole Llewellyn


  • Bharathidasan University (BDU), India – has expertise on molecular techniques and cultivation of microalgae for bioenergy products.
  • Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC), India – has expertise on robust algal consortia and working with industry on wastewater treatment.
  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML),UK – has expertise on the biology and chemistry to understand microbial community structure and on microbial dynamics.

Artificial Induction of Algal bloom