Comments on: Residential Algae Architecture All about making algae biofuels and algae bio-products Sat, 15 Aug 2015 13:12:23 +0000 hourly 1 By: admin Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:49:21 +0000 Hi William,

First, “I’M” (as in me personally) isn’t planning on doing it. This is under research by 2 universities. It is already being done on a municipal scale in many locations, i.e. waste water remediation. What it sounds like to me they are talking about is tapping into the household waster line BEFORE it enters the sewer, redirecting it to a PBR, creating heating oil and tying that into the household power system. It seems to me that before your waste gets to the city sewer system, it belongs to you, not the city. (I could be wrong) Once it enters the city sewer it is another story, I’m sure. In rural area where they have septic systems, it would be easier for sure.

However, many people, myself included, have been expecting to see the world of energy in the USA to be “de-centralized.” By this I mean, instead of one company serving energy to 100,000’s of people, in a top-down approach, 100,000’s of of people being household, localized, energy producers and feeding small amounts of energy multiplied by 100,000’s into a shared network. Much the same way as “peer to peer” networks do with computers. You’re already seeing this in solar “grid-tied” systems and “net-metering.” This concept is used extensively in Europe and Asia and is slowly gaining ground here. This has been forecasted by Alvin Toffler as well as Jeremy Rifkin in a number of books. It looks as though algae may well play a central role.

Interesting question. Thanks for sharing.

By: William K Jensen Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:48:12 +0000 This is very intriguing. How are you going to do individual households when all residues go into a sewer line. I don’t think the individual person or house hold will be allowed access to the raw material before entering the sewer line nor after.. It could work on places that have individual septic systems. It will be interesting to see the further developments in this research. It may be I misinterpreted what you plan to do