Techno-economic analysis: Algae Cultivation

How do algae experts assist in techno-economic analysis (TEA).  TEA is the combination of conceptual process design and production cost estimation activities. Algae cultivation refers to the growth and recovery of algal biomass in open ponds or photobioreactors. Many algae strains of interest produce oils that may be used as food or nutraceuticals, or upgraded…

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Algae Biofuels

Algae fuel, algal biofuel, or algal oil is an alternative to liquid fossil fuel, that is derived from the fast-growing algae plants. Compared to higher plants, algae can grow faster such that some species can double in size within 24 hours. The oil yield from algae is between 10 and 23 times as high as…

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Algae Biofuels Expert

What does an algae biofuels expert do?  Microalgae, commonly known as algae, are very small aquatic organisms that convert sunlight into energy. Some of these algae store energy in the form of natural oils and under proper conditions, can produce a lot of oil that can be converted into biofuels.  It is believed that algae…

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Micro-algae Experts

The history of microalgae finds its roots in the 17th century with the invention of the microscope but scientific and commercial interest in microalgae blossomed in the 20th century and boomed from around 2005 until perhaps 2015 due to oil prices of >>$100 per barrel and growing belief in “Peak Oil”. Being Mother Nature’s most…

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