Centre for Solar Biotechnology (CSB)

The University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

The Centre for Solar Biotechnology connects around 30 international research teams and its industry partners to accelerate the innovation and commercialisation of new solar powered technologies and industries based on photosynthetic green algae. Our green-algae technologies provide economic solar driven solutions that will help supply the world’s growing energy, food and water needs, and a path for CO2 utilisation. Our technologies also open up a suite of high-value opportunities in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical sectors.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building 80), The University of Queensland, 306 Carmody Road, St Lucia QLD 4072

Strengths and capabilities

  • Microalgae technologies
  • Microbiome technology
  • Metabolomics and metabolic
  • Microalgae water purification
  • Microalgae functional feeds
  • Eco-algae production facilities
  • Functional foods and nutraceuticals
  • Advanced microalgae fuel systems
  • Microalgae protein therapeutics
  • Controlled biosphere production systems

Facilities and major equipment

  • Advanced pilot-scale test facility
  • Advanced microalgae purification
  • Advanced microalgae cryopreservation
  • Advanced high throughput nutrient optimisation

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