The ubiquity of plastics specifically microplastics in the environment has raised an unprecedented concern in society in general due to its consequences for the environment and associated risks for human health. In this project (MicroPoly), we are investigating the interactions between microalgae and synthetic polymers and how synthetic polymers can influence the biofuel production potential of microalgae. MicroPoly is expected to fill the knowledge gaps in our understanding of the environmental behavior of persistent synthetic polymers.



The overall aim of this project (MicroPoly) is to understand how synthetic polymers impact algal population dynamics and the potential of microalgae for biofuel production.

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