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Mobile Algae Processing System Demonstration Unit Robert Pearsall firstname.lastname@example.org April 27, 2011
Industry Need – Why are we doing this? • Recent boom in algae biofuels industry (in both technology and funding) • Industry is currently stiﬂed by fragmented and unproven processing technologies that only address one part of the overall processing chain
Why CEM? • Experience with process/technology integration • Experience with multidisciplinary problems • Skilled at bridging the gap between fundamental research and technology commercialization
Prior Work • Scaled up growth capability up to 2,500 gal • Built and tested technologies needed for ETE processing – Concentration, lysing, separation and extraction – Developed measurement and quantiﬁcation techniques and procedures • Spent over 2 years processing batches of algae between 1000 – 3000 gal/batch ETE – Compiled mass / energy balance performed on ETE processing NEXT STEP Integrate all technologies
Demonstration Scale Requirements • End-To-End (ETE) processing capability • Capacity – up to several acres / day • Modularity – Each module can be stand-alone or integrated • Can process all variations of growth media • Can process any growth method • Allow grower to produce/see oil at the end of the day • Mobility • Demonstrate scalability • Demonstrate economics
Contact Information Mr. Robert Pearsall Center for Electromechanics Research Engineer (512) 232-1679 email@example.com Mr. Mike Werst Center for Electromechanics Algae Program Manager (512) 232-1604 firstname.lastname@example.org
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