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OriginOil’s Algae Appliance Model 4

March 28, 2012
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OriginOil Algae Appliance Model 4

OriginOil Algae Appliance Model 4

OriginOil has announced the release of the Model 4 Algae Appliance™, an entry-level, low-cost algae harvester providing a low energy, chemical-free, continuous flow ‘wet harvest’ system to efficiently dewater, rupture cell walls, and concentrate the microscopic algae harvest.

Designated the Algae Appliance™ Model 4 for its rated capacity of four liters (~1 gallon) per minute, the new unit will operate either continuously or intermittently for testing purposes on a wide variety of microalgae strains.

When ready for harvesting, the dilute microalgae culture is fed directly from the growth systems into the Algae Appliance without any prior pretreatment or concentration. Each system is equipped with its own integrated control system that manages the operational settings for flocculating (clumping) and for “lysing” of algae cell walls (cell wall rupture).

As the raw algae pass through the Algae Appliance, they are subjected to tuned electromagnetic pulses. The system operation consists of three phases:

  • First phase: high-flow, low-energy, chemical-free flocculation.
  • Second phase: cell wall rupture for downstream applications where appropriate.
  • Third phase: concentration to remove up to 90% of the water.

(Optional devices are available to achieve higher solids concentration downstream from the Algae Appliance.)

This new trial-size model lets producers evaluate very quickly and make a decision to move up to full scale. The Model 4 is also intended for ongoing use in research labs.

The Model 4 carries a manufacturer’s suggested price of $50,000, with credits for strategic partners who sign a multi-phase collaboration agreement with OriginOil. Additional credits will be available for upgrading or trading in the Model 4 to larger systems. OriginOil will also offer training and certification in high-speed algae production and harvesting at its Los Angeles headquarters.

For more information, contact OriginOil at: partners@originoil.com

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