ALGAE FARMING FOR BIOFUELS FEEDSTOCKS

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ALGAE FARMING FOR BIOFUELS FEEDSTOCKS

ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WITHSOYLand Requirement for Alabama's Vehicles(3 B gal/year)100,000,000soyland area of alabamaAcres Required10,000,0001,000,000algae: baselinealgae: likely0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000Productivity (gal/acre/year)


80 BILLION GPY LAND NEEDSIN SOUTHEAST• @ 2,000 gallons per acre (no lipids): 12%• @ 3,000 gallons per acre (30% lipids): 8%


THE BLACK (->(> GREEN) BELT


UNIONTOWN, AL


ALABAMA’S GREEN BELT


NREL AQUATIC SPECIESPROGRAM• Nutrient Sources (C, N/P/K)• Growth Rates• Lipid Yields• Harvesting


SYSTEM DESIGN:INORGANIC INPUT TO PONDS


CARBONATION PIT


POND6CO 2 + 6H 2 O C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2V = 15 cm/sRe = 117,000CO 2 Flux:Air to Pond: 1 g/m 2 /dRequired: 20 g/m 2 /d(Expressed as Algae Growth Rates Supported)


POND DESIGNS


AUTOFLOCCULATION


DIGESTERC org xCH 4 + yCO 2


BIOGAS -> > LNG PLANT


TECHNICAL/COST CHALLENGESTODAY FOR PONDS• Harvesting• CO2 Pipeline


ALGAL TURF SCRUBBER ®(HYDROMENTIA, INC)•Attached Growth, Filamentous•All Nutrients Available in Incoming Water


NEXT STEP• Pilot Scale (multi-acre) Farm• Final Techno-Economic Assessmentfor Investment Community


Maddest of AllIs Seeing Life As It IsRather ThanAs It Should Be.


LIFE AS IT ISDubaiThe Black Belt

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