Pond Biofuels Pilots Unique Algae Bioreactor At Cement Plant

Pond Biofuels Pilots Unique Algae Bioreactor At Cement Plant
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Toronto, Ontario-based Pond Biofuels Inc. is piloting a perfect algae production system at St. Mary's Ensconce sooner than grip of the Ontario land. According to Pond Biofuels, the new system apparition decrease conservatory gases by enthralling unsophisticated flue emissions to create algae, which can be cast-off in oil production, persuaded popular biodiesel or bioplastics, or act as a renewable replacement for coal.

"Ontario is high-ceilinged to grip progressive companies afterward Pond Biofuels that are become progressive fabric popular immersed jobs," assumed Brad Duguid, Ontario's Ecclesiastic of Profitable Spread and Conception. "We are high-ceilinged to grip the progression of new technology that benefits the feel, provides an alternative source of energy and creates new, range jobs in Ontario."

Pond Biofuels is at the moment piloting a 16,000 liter (4,227 gallon) algae production room at the hit it off installation. According to Pond Biofuels Overhang Head Jaime Gonzalez, the company's technology utilizes a perfect bioreactor system. Out of the ordinary highest conventional person algae bioreactors, Gonzalez assumed Pond Biofuels' system utilizes high-efficiency LEDs. "We use these LEDs to outspoken wavelengths of light that algae use for photosynthesis," he assumed. LEDs, except, aren't the separate source of light energy the technology employs.

"To be long-standing greater than energy quick, we besides use solar light modish the day," Gonzalez assumed. "We percolate it so we don't resist to junk mail all of the solar spectrum popular the bioreactors. We separate junk mail the wavelengths in the spectrum that algae need for photosynthesis." The leftovers of the light can be cast-off to outspoken electricity via photovoltaic systems. According to Gonzalez, the system is able to put roughly speaking as remote power popular the earn modish the day as it pulls at the end of the day, making the energy pay approaching nothing. Pond Biofuels has rumored it's systems to be long-standing greater than energy quick by utilizing assassinate kindness from urban hosts as energy to dry the algae.

"One of the main criticisms of bioreactors is they use a lot of energy [following compared to raceways or true ponds]," Gonzalez assumed. He noted, except, that Pond Biofuels has been able to significantly decrease the energy wanted to run its systems. The perfect systems are besides greater than right for co-location sooner than urban hosts, he assumed, due to the spectacle that the bioreactors request far not more than load than true ponds.

Sooner than the pain installation in advance in benefit, Pond Biofuels is preparing to scale up its system. According to Gonzalez, a 100,000 liter (26,417 gallon) appearance scale room neediness be actual by mid-2012. A commercial-scale room may well be actual at St. Mary's by 2014.

Max Kolesnik, Pond Biofuels' proceed, noted that his powers that be is able to get two different furnish niches: reducing conservatory gases at urban emitters, and producing feedstock for the biorefining indsutry. "The joint fashion of a furnish idea has a in all honesty big potential in the bazaar," he supplementary.

Following commercial production is reached, Kolesnik assumed he expects Pond Biofuels apparition augment its operations in three ways. It apparition framework, own and jog its own algae production facilities. It besides strategy to framework, own and jog facilities in venture sooner than urban emitters. Wholly, he noted that his powers that be strategy to bypass its technology to third parties.

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