AlgaeU.com<br />Algae to revenue<br />Growth systems, products, and services<br />June 23, 2010<br />
Outline<br />How are you  going to grow algae?<br />Product or service?<br />What is next?<br />About AlgaeU.com<br />
Systems<br />How are you going to grow algae?<br />System- deciding on a system to grow algae will determine expected prod...
Systems<br />Open air systems<br />open ponds<br />Closed systems<br />Combination systems<br />photobioreactors<br />Cred...
System costs<br />High productivity<br />Low cost systems<br />High cost systems<br />Low productivity<br />
Product or service?<br />Are you going to produce a product or provide a service? Or both?<br />
Product or service?<br />Services<br />Products<br />Credit: Florida State University<br />
Product or service?<br />The product market <br />large commodity market like the energy sector<br />niche higher value ma...
Product or service?<br />The services market<br />current services <br />wastewater remediation <br />future services <br ...
Decide on what strain of algae to use.<br />there are an overwhelming number of algae strains to choose from. <br />Determ...
About AlgaeU.com<br />What is Algae U?<br />Algae U is short for Algae University. We are a collaborative website focused ...
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When trying to use algae for commercial products and/or services there are a few things that should be considered.

*How are you going to grow the algae?
*Are you going to produce a product or provide a service? Or both?

This presentation gives a general overview of factors to consider when trying to generate revenue from algae.

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    1. 1. AlgaeU.com<br />Algae to revenue<br />Growth systems, products, and services<br />June 23, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Outline<br />How are you going to grow algae?<br />Product or service?<br />What is next?<br />About AlgaeU.com<br />
    3. 3. Systems<br />How are you going to grow algae?<br />System- deciding on a system to grow algae will determine expected productivity, and give you the ability to estimate the costs for infrastructure. <br />The system selected will also play an important role in site selection.<br />
    4. 4. Systems<br />Open air systems<br />open ponds<br />Closed systems<br />Combination systems<br />photobioreactors<br />Credit: Arizona State University <br />fermentors<br />Credit: HR BioPetroleum<br />Credit: Mark Lemos<br />Credit: Solazyme<br />
    5. 5. System costs<br />High productivity<br />Low cost systems<br />High cost systems<br />Low productivity<br />
    6. 6. Product or service?<br />Are you going to produce a product or provide a service? Or both?<br />
    7. 7. Product or service?<br />Services<br />Products<br />Credit: Florida State University<br />
    8. 8. Product or service?<br />The product market <br />large commodity market like the energy sector<br />niche higher value markets that can be easily saturated. <br />Products for a large market with low revenue on individual unit sales include biofuels (biodiesel, green diesel or renewable diesel, ethanol, jet fuel, etc.), and high protein biomass (animal feed). <br />Products for the higher value markets include nutraceuticals (beta-carotene, omega oils, etc), pharmaceuticals, pigments, or bioproducts. <br />Credit: Damien Hirst<br />
    9. 9. Product or service?<br />The services market<br />current services <br />wastewater remediation <br />future services <br />carbon dioxide recycling, mitigation, and sequestration. *<br />Credit: TMWRF.com<br />*Mitigation and sequestration all depend on the final use of the biomass. <br />
    10. 10. Decide on what strain of algae to use.<br />there are an overwhelming number of algae strains to choose from. <br />Determine the amount and source of inputs (nitrogen and phosphorus, or carbon dioxide) needed to grow the algae.<br />Determine the method of harvesting and processing that is best suited for your product.<br />Identify the product distribution channels.<br />What is next?<br />
    11. 11. About AlgaeU.com<br />What is Algae U?<br />Algae U is short for Algae University. We are a collaborative website focused on algae research and applications.<br />Visit and learn how you can help at AlgaeU.com<br />Follow us: twitter.com/AlgaeU<br />

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