We have developed algae biodiesel production and algae oil harvesting systems and equipment that properly function for growing algae and harvesting the algae in a very efficient manner for use in algae biofuels such as biodiesel from algae and algae ethanol.
Algae Biodiesel Photo Bioreactors and Algae Harvesting
Suction Dredge System And Method (US Patent No. 7591088)
We have a patented dredge head which is self-clearing so that human labor is not necessary for operation of a single dredge. Now one operator can run several dredges at the same time without fear of having one foul at the same time that another fouls. The dredge can be used for algae harvesting from a water source or for mining operations of metals and stones. Other potential uses for this patent are for swimming pools so that children and adults don't get their hands stuck in the pool pump system. Many deaths per year are attributed to such instances. Please view our video of the dredge head in operation.
Method And System For Extracting Oil From Algae (US Patent No. 8043496)
This patent separates the algae oil from the algae cell (fibrous material) and then creates three layers of usable substances; the oil layer, the water layer and the fibrous material layer. These layers are then piped to different locations for further processing.
Self-Contained Biofuel Production And Water Processing Apparatus (US Patent No. 8017366)
This patent makes many fuels from agricultural materials including methane, ethanol and also creates an oil layer which could be made into biodiesel with further processing. Our patent uses a special air-lock system to check the pH of the solution so that proper production of ethanol can be achieved.
Production Of Human Food From Jatropha And Other Biologicals (US Patent No. 8137717)
This patent is for the detoxification of food substances such as Jatropha seeds and toxic algae. The machinery can produce ethanol as a fuel and also use the alcohol as a detoxification agent for the seeds (and algae plant matter) which are toxic by nature.
Our algae harvesting system can be inquired about by calling us at (760) 579.9885 or emailing us.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has identified over 300 species of algae, as varied as the diatoms and green algae as potentially good sources of oil from algae. Diatoms, or Bacillariophytes, are unicellular, microscopic algae. These organisms are widespread in salt water where they constitute the largest portion of phytoplankton biomass. There exist over 100,000 known species around the world. Approximately 400 new specimens are described each year.
Properly engineered algae systems could produce annually up to 20,000 gallons of biodiesel-worthy plant oil per acre. Algae biodiesel and algae ethanol stand as the great green hope of the clean fuels biofuel revolution. For comparison, biodiesel produced from soybeans produces 50 gals/acre/yr. Biodiesel from palm oil yields 600 gals/acre/yr.