The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) is the largest faculty of the University of Porto. It is one of the most renowned and sought-after engineering institutions in the country, due to the top-quality research and training provided. ALGAVALOR involves the collaboration of two research units from FEUP: LEPABE (Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy) and CEFT (Transport Phenomena Research Center). Researchers from these research units provide innovative approaches to simulate the hydrodynamics in novel bioreactor designs as well as on the study of microalgae behavior under defined conditions. FEUP’s role in ALGAVALOR project is the characterization of the microbiological population of the already existing photobioreactors (PBRs) and optimization of the new generation open PBRs.