Comments on: Algae Bioreactors: Advantages and Disadvantages http://making-biodiesel-books.com All about making algae biofuels and algae bio-products Sat, 15 Aug 2015 13:12:23 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 By: admin http://making-biodiesel-books.com/about-algae/algae-bioreactors/#comment-42 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:42:47 +0000 http://making-biodiesel-books.com/about-algae/algae-cultivation-in-bioreactors/#comment-42 Hi Steve,

All the points you made above are true. Algae can be grown in highly saline waters. In fact, some species thrive in it. Right now in the Salton Sea, faced with the many of the same conditions you’re talking about, the algae industry is taking off. You may want to check the newspapers in the area to see how, and what they are doing. The algae strain used will depend on location, but yes, you have it right. In a situation where evaporation is a concern, a covered/closed pond is the technique to use. Some algae strains are high adapted to high pH and saline, others aren’t. What you can do is study the local native algae of the area. I’m not saying a local algae will yield oil (probably won’t) but I am saying that it will give you a clue as to which direction to go in to find an oil bearing strain not effected by the climatic conditions presented. I hope this helps, and good luck to you.

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By: Steve Teter http://making-biodiesel-books.com/about-algae/algae-bioreactors/#comment-41 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:30:40 +0000 http://making-biodiesel-books.com/about-algae/algae-cultivation-in-bioreactors/#comment-41 Dear Mr. Sieg:
I find Alge procution to hold the most promise to our current problems facing mankind and its future. In reading the advantages and disadvataged to photo bioreactors versue open pond prodution of alge. I have been thinking of this for years since reading about alge biofuels. It is said that they can be grown in saline waters and utilize land that cannot be used for agicultural production. I always thought that the deserts of western Utah would be a great place for a large scale open pond procution facility. the saline water from the Great Salt Lake basin could be pumped out into the deasert area into covered ponds to help control evaporation, and plus there is virtualy nobody living out there. There is open rangland used for cattle prodution, but is such poor rangeland there there is but one cow per 5 square mile and the forage byproduct produced could replace that. Water is a concern out in the Utah desert but with covered ponds to control evaporation it is viable. I don’t know what concentrations of salts PH. factors are acceptable for alge growth and withevaporation those levels will increase. That being said I belieave that alge and kelp prodution are the answers to our fuels and food, forage problems that will be facing mankind in the near future. Its has been said that alge prodution will not use one acre of cropland to produce all of tha energy nessasary to power the future, and using the oceans to grow brown kelp will use no water, fertilizer to produce ethanol and are one of the fastest growing biomasses in the world. Sincerly

Steve Spudfed Teter

P.S. I’m from Idaho

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By: dsieg58 http://making-biodiesel-books.com/about-algae/algae-bioreactors/#comment-37 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:30:09 +0000 http://making-biodiesel-books.com/about-algae/algae-cultivation-in-bioreactors/#comment-37 Absolutely. In fact, the research I’ve seen concludes that vertically is the preferred way to go.

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By: mundekesye http://making-biodiesel-books.com/about-algae/algae-bioreactors/#comment-17 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:18:27 +0000 http://making-biodiesel-books.com/about-algae/algae-cultivation-in-bioreactors/#comment-17 so does it mean that with PBR’s a production plant can be growing vertically instead of horizontally.

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