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Upcoming thesis defence on June 8, 2020: Unlocking Microalgal Treasures - Utilization of palm oil mill effluent as growth medium for the production of value-added microalgal compounds

28 May 2020
Thesis Azimatun Nur: Unlocking Microalgal Treasures - Utilization of palm oil mill effluent as growth medium for the production of value-added microalgal compounds
Thesis Azimatun Nur: Unlocking Microalgal Treasures - Utilization of palm oil mill effluent as growth medium for the production of value-added microalgal compounds

On Monday the 8th of June, Azimatun Nur will defend his thesis 'Unlocking Microalgal Treasures - Utilization of palm oil mill effluent as growth medium for the production of value-added microalgal compounds'.

Indonesia is well known as the largest oil palm producer in the world. Along with the production, a large amount of palm oil mill effluent (POME) is also generated, which could pollute the environments. In this thesis, POME is utilized as growth medium of microalgae to produce value-added products such as fucoxanthin, phycocyanin, and sulphated exopolysaccharide. We found that microalgae could grow well on POME. Environmental and nutritional factors influenced the growth and the value-added production. By implementing this method, a dual purpose was reached: lowering nutrients and pollutant from POME, and in other hand, producing high value-added products.

PhD ceremony M.M. (Muhamad Maulana) Azimatun Nur
When June 8 (Monday), 2020
Start 16:15h
Promotores 1st - prof. dr. A. (Anita) G.J. Buma
2nd - prof. dr. K.R. (Klaas) Timmermans
Where Academy building (join the defence online)
RUG Faculty Science and Engineering
Online dissertation

www.rug.nl/research/portal/nl/publications/unlocking-microalgal-treasures(37753f67-e59d-42a6-b6a0-14804f192757).html

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