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Wild Algae Harvesting 2

Thanks to Oilgae and it's community --I have been able to circumvent a major expense in my design for harvesting wild algae with a barge / pontoon that scoops 5 to 10 cm of the water surface collecting algae @ an average of 3 grams per litre (dry grams). Algae Venture Systems has developed a excellent system that negates the need of centrifugal spinners, a huge cost saving in equipment costs and energy requirements. Over the next few months after securing the equipment and it's arrival in South Africa trials will be under taken. Currently there is an abundant supply of wild algae available for commercial scale use. For instance the huge 100 km2 algal bloom off the cost of china. I've spent 4 years researching this avenue for commercial scale algal bio-fuels.

Dominic Pawinski
Sun June 27 2010 02:05:58 PM by DominicPawinski 1940 views

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  • Bmassey wrote:
    Tue June 29 2010 02:03:44 PM

    Hello Dominic, your work is fascinating. I have a project that might benefit from your work and that's a 12,000 acre sugar farm in Central America that wants to convert to the largest oilgae facility in the world. They already burn cane for electricity so they are technically advanced to start with. Would your equipment be applicable in large ponds? maybe automated smaller versions of what you use in the ocean? If so, we may be a customer for you.

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  • Fri July 02 2010 04:21:03 AM

    Sounds pretty interesting to see how a club like this can help the members exchange views and even do business.

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