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 [...]

Economic Viability of Algae Oil

A question many people are asking is whether algae farming and algae oil ever is going to be a economically viable options. Some will say NO, other say “perhaps in time”, while a third group says that it already is. The truth depends a little on what you consider as economically [...]

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 [...]

Algae Bio Fuel Introduction

Algae bio fuel – also known as oilgae, algal fuel, or algaeoleum – is a type of biofuel derived from algae. Several companies and governments are currently funding research project focused on making algae bio fuel an economically and environmentally feasible alternative to fossil [...]