Ing. Petr Kaštánek, PhD

Biotechnologist and Biochemical Engineer, graduated from University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. Director of BIORAF – Biorefinery Research Centre of Competence (complex biomass treatment and utilization), CEO at EcoFuel Laboratories Ltd. (biotechnology, extraction and bioreactors) and BIOCEN Laboratories Ltd. (bioactive compounds for nutraceuticals and cosmetics). Membership: Czech biofuel platform, CEBIO – Czech Biotechnology platform, Who is Who in World 2011, 2000 outstanding intellectuals of 21st century 2011. Grand Prize “Eco-Praha 1995”, co-author of technology awarded “Innovation of the Year 2001”. Scientific stays at H. C. Orsted Institute in Copenhagen and Max Planck Institute in Dortmund. Research activities in areas of bioreactor construction, biotechnology of microalgae and isolation of bioactive compounds from nature sources. Author of over 15 patents. Currently teaching Bioengineering at University of Chemistry and Technology Prague.


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