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AlgEternal VGM™ OptiMax photobioreactor matrix

October 3, 2013
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AlgEternal VGM™ OptiMax photobioreactor matrix

AlgEternal VGM™ OptiMax photobioreactor matrix

The AlgEternal patent pending VGM™ OptiMax system produces high volume, high-density algal culture in a small area footprint. Each system has vertical tubes, supplied by Georg Fischer Piping, that are spaced to provide optimal light to each tube. The aluminum skid enhances stability, ensuring seamless transportation and installation. The OptiMax production series includes 5 models, ranging from the 80-gallon ISU through the 680-gallon LP.

AlgEternal’s pressure balanced delivery system allows for precise delivery of water, inoculum, nutrients, air, and CO2 to each individual tube. The system then mixes the solution with aeration, which can be tailored to be constant or periodic. AlgEternal also offers specially formulated fertilizers that produce optimal algal growth, and the company offers customers an AlgEternal fertilizer blend that fits their specific algae growing needs.

The AlgEternal VGM™ is designed to make the harvesting process cost effective, fast, and simple. AlgEternal’s signature harvest is a zero energy gravity process that can deliver up to six gallons per second of high-density culture, per unit, downstream to the OriginOil algae separation technology. The system is extremely water efficient and recycles over 90% of the water used during these processes.

AlgEternal provides full service, technical and scientific consultation, including identifying the critical factors associated with the success of the project, such as site selection, analysis of water, nutrient and carbon dioxide resources and determination of natural light availability and patterns affecting optimal system orientation and yields, the optimal algae strain(s) for specific needs, and the correct number and size of VGM™ units to produce the required quantity of algae.

AlgEternal and GF Piping Systems produce and install the VGM™ systems and provide necessary training for operation, the initial inoculation, and validation that the system is performing to design standards.

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