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Screw press for algae oil extraction is the usual one?

Postby cacofonix » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:07 pm

Is the screw press used to extract oil from algae the usual screw press used for extracting oil from other oilseeds? Should there be any modifications in this screw press to make it suitable to press algae?
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Re: Screw press for algae oil extraction is the usual one?

Postby cacofonix » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:07 pm

Hey !

Anybody out here?

I was hoping someone would answer!
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Re: Screw press for algae oil extraction is the usual one?

Postby DR Johansen » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:45 pm

I suspect that most don't know the answer, and the very few that do don't want to give away their secrets. I wish you good luck.
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Re: Screw press for algae oil extraction is the usual one?

Postby afreeman1984 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:55 pm

I am looking at this sort of technology myself. I have determined that the diameter of the press filter is what needs to be evaluated. You need to press the algae through a filter which has smaller pores than the diameter of your strain. I would say 1/2 the diameter of each cell is a good figure to reach for! Hope this helps.
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