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A Photobioreactor is a special type of bioreactor which provides light energy to the organisms grown inside. Algae and other photoautrophic microorganisms may be grown for many purposes including food, hydrocarbons, industrial chemicals, and medicine in aquaculture or bioreactors. Possible sources of light include LEDs and concentrated solar energy. Quantum dot films may be used to down convert light that is unsuitable for photosynthesis to more optimal frequencies[1], a technique which has been shown commercially[2] .

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