Patent application on selecting algae strains for robustness
Joe Weissman of ExxonMobil has a patent application titled. METHODS OF SELECTING ALGAE STRAINS FOR PRODUCTIVITY AND ROBUSTNESS With first claim
1. A method for selecting a strain of algal cells for biomass accumulation in photosynthetic culture, the method comprising: (a) co-culturing at least two different strains of algal cells; (b) exposing the algal cells to an illumination profile, wherein the illumination profile comprises light conditions that influence growth rate of at least one strain of algal cells; and (c) selecting a strain of algal cells for biomass accumulation based on a photosynthetic efficiency characteristic displayed by the selected strain of algal cells.
US application tel:20150087014