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

Research

PHYCO2, MSU advance algae production/carbon reduction program

October 17, 2018
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

Phyco2’s photobioreactor in operation at MSU. Click to enlarge.

PHYCO2 LLC has announced a new milestone in their three-year pilot program with Michigan State University, with the operation of its new, scalable algae production technology reactor, which will reduce the level of carbon emissions produced by electric power generation boilers.

In 2015, PHYCOengaged with MSU to test its patented Algae Photo Bio-reactor (APB) design. The tests demonstrated that the reactor was stable with the continuous operation of algae production for over five months without extensive bio-fouling. In 2017, MSU received a three-year Department of Energy grant to develop a new approach to carbon capture technology development. PHYCOwas chosen as MSU’s partner to absorb a portion of the COemissions from the combustion boilers at the T.B. Simon power plant and grow algae.

The algae would then be converted via a chemical cascade process into several chemicals, including an amine that will be used for the bulk of the COcapture process at the power plant. The other chemical products have commercial applications. To date, the PHYCOalgae reactor has operated continuously for over 7 months and is still running.

A new 1,000 liter reactor, based on a new patent-pending APB design, was also built and put in service. The new design builds upon the earlier research with lower anticipated operating costs, scalable design and higher productivity rates. The conversion process transforms COto algae, which then can be used for a multitude of products, including nutrition for humans and animals, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Wei Liao, MSU Associate Professor and Director of the Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering and advisor to PHYCO2’s testing program said, “This program with the Department of Energy and PHYCOaligns our long-term research with algae systems, carbon capture and sequestration, and brings in a new element of chemical synthesis pathways with organic feedstocks.”

William Clary, PHYCO2 President and CEO stated, “The studies conducted at MSU with PHYCO2’s algae photobioreactor represents the growth and development of future food sources and environment saving technology that truly is market sustainable. The technology development allows PHYCOto continue to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research and development. The collaboration is a direct response to the current global demand of cost competitive algae sources and COemission reductions.

“New protein sources, health drinks and infant formulas are just a few of the many types of products that will be impacted by the production of this pure microalgae. Our goal guarantees the continued growth of one of nature’s most essential organisms – high-value, pure, micro-algae. Together, with MSU, our team is transforming innovation that will help improve the everyday lives of people around the world.”

More Like This…

Copyright ©2010-2019 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
The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) reports the introduction of the Algae Agriculture Act of 2018 (H.R. 5373), a bill that would give algae cultivators and harvesters ma...
“The Israeli food-tech industry has been growing in leaps and bounds in recent years and is taking a leading role worldwide with a broad range of innovative companies and...
Israeli-based Algatechnologies, Ltd. (Algatech) has become the major shareholder in Supreme Health New Zealand, Ltd. (Supreme) to supply the rapidly growing markets in Ch...
Foodbev.com reports that French marine ingredients company Algaia will install a new specialty seaweed extract unit at its facility in Brittany, France, after securing €4...
Judith Lewis Mernit writes in e360.yale.edu that an experiment being conducted by animal science professor Ermias Kebreab at the University of California, Davis, is testi...
Sophie Kevany writes in Decanter.com that a group of vineyards in France’s Bordeaux and Cognac regions are exploring whether algae can be used to prevent the fungal infec...
Algae and corals have been leaning on each other since dinosaurs roamed the earth, much longer than had been previously thought, according to new research led by scientis...
San Diego, CA and Kailua-Kona, HI-based Cellana, Inc. has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement with Cyanotech Corporation for the sale of Cellana’s six-acre production and ...
Environmental Technology magazine notes that the difficulty in predicting how algae blooms will develop lies in their variform nature. With a multitude of different bloom...
E.A. Crunden writes in thinkprogress.org that Florida’s first gubernatorial debate was dominated by environmental and climate issues, with an emphasis on the state’s alga...
AlgaEnergy, a Spanish biotechnology company specializing in the production and commercial applications of microalgae, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a leading provide...
London-based architectural and urban design firm ecoLogicStudio www.ecologicstudio.com, led by Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, has unveiled Photo.Synth.Etica, a large...