Click here for more information about Algenuity
Click here for more information about Liqofluxphenometrics515R1
Visit cricatalyst.com!Evodos Separation Technology

Technology

AlgEternal VGM OptiMax photobioreactor matrix

October 3, 2013
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

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.

More Like This…

HOME A.I.M. Archives

Copyright ©2010-2017 AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com. All rights reserved. Permission required to reprint this article in its entirety. Must include copyright statement and live hyperlinks. Contact editorial@algaeindustrymagazine.com. A.I.M. accepts unsolicited manuscripts for consideration, and takes no responsibility for the validity of claims made in submitted editorial.

twittertopbarlinks_eventstopbarlinks_requesttopbarlinks_archives

From The A.I.M. Archives

— Refresh Page for More Choices
San Francisco biotech startup New Wave Foods aims to address the impact of overfishing, bycatch, water pollution, slave labor, an animal death toll in the trillions, and ...
Benedict O’Donnell writes in the EU Research and Innovation magazine, Horizon, about research being developed on seaweed as a biological, environmentally friendly, sustai...
For plants and algae that carry on photosynthesis, light can be too much of a good thing. On a bright, sunny day, a plant might only be able to utilize 20 percent or less...
Agcore Technologies LLC, producer of Agcore Spirulina, has announced that their 2016 expansion project to support their growing aquafeed demand is in the completion proce...
The Energy Department (DOE) has announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million in federal funding, entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstra...
Researchers at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa, are developing technology, using algae, that improves the efficiency of wastewater reclamation. The system uses verti...
The University of Kentucky (UK) Center for Applied Energy Research’s (CAER) Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Group has received a $1.2 million U.S. Department of Ener...
Sarah Karacs reports for @CNNTech that Japanese firm Euglena has been cultivating a type of algae for use in food and cosmetics. But it sees a range of other potential us...
Diane Stopyra writes in Salon.com that a growing number of coastal states around the country are undertaking large-scale seaweed farming projects. While farms are underwa...
David Erickson writes in the (Montana) Missoulian that Clearas Water Recovery, a Missoula tech company formed eight years ago, has developed a patented process to use alg...
Memory Maninga reports for Zambia Daily Mail that in Mansa, the capital of the Luapula Province of Zambia, spirulina is being grown in ponds in the communities because of...
The Department of Energy has just announced $22 million in funding through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for 18 innovative projects as part of the...