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Algae fermentation without needing to harvest?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:03 pm
by cacofonix
Sometime back, I read a news item from a company (forget the name) which claimed that the company was fermenting microalgae but without harvesting it. In fact, if I remember correct, the company claimed that because they did fermentation without harvesting the algae, their costs were cheaper...

Does anyone know more about this? Is fermenting without extraction possible, or had I not understood what I read?

Re: Algae fermentation without needing to harvest?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:54 am
by phyco
Hi,
U are absolutely correct.. The company called Algenol is claiming so...They say " No ponds, no fresh water, no harvesting, no oils" .
I am also interested in knowing the exact process of Algenol's Technology...

Re: Algae fermentation without needing to harvest?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:25 pm
by Mak
In cnet news they have given,

Algenol's process is very different in that the algae are not cultivated. Instead, algae produce ethanol in gas form that is siphoned off from the bioreactor tubes and condensed to a liquid


http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9966867-54.html

Re: Algae fermentation without needing to harvest?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:53 pm
by Sagaa
What about the octane level of this ethanol?