Open Pond Algae Farming

Open pond systems are generally regarded as a less than viable solution despite the advantages of being very cheap to run and more easily managed than other methods. The reason many people believe open pond algae farming isn’t is a good solution is the difficulty in finding a high lipid algae strain suitable for farming in a certain area that can cope with seasonal change and [...]

Closed Loop System Algae Farming

With all the problems related to open pond farming, most scientist are convinced that another solution is needed to avoid diseases and species competition. One such alternative system is closed loop algae farming. Closed loop algae farming means that you grow algae in a closed system (usually made up by tubes) that allows light to reach the algae but prevents other algae species and disease to enter the [...]

Wastewater & Algae Farming

A possible future use for waste water (sewage as well agricultural) and flood plain run-off is as nutrition in algae farms. Water like this do however contain a lot of bacteria that are harmful to lipid rich algae strains and the waste water would therefore need to be treated before it is [...]

PhotoBioreactors & Algae Oil

Photobioreactors are the most widely researched method for developing biofuel from algae. A photobioreactor is a system in which nutrient rich water is pumped through transparent plastic tubes subjected to sunlight. This creates an ideal environment for algae and allow for very quick [...]