Biodiesel From Diatoms

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A few photos of diatoms cultured for biodiesel.

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Biodiesel From Diatoms

  1. 1. Biodiesel from Diatoms Nualgi Kadambari Consultants Pvt Ltd www.kadambari.net +91 92465 08213
  2. 2. January 14, 2010 – Clean tank
  3. 3. January 15, 2010 – Diatom growth starts
  4. 4. January 17, 2010 – Milky white after 2 days
  5. 5. January 25, 2010 – Dark brown after 11 days
  6. 6. January 28, 2010 – Even thicker brown and tank is 3/4 th full with Diatoms
  7. 7. January 28, 2010 – Oil slick
  8. 8. Inputs used <ul><li>25 liter tank. </li></ul><ul><li>Tap water. </li></ul><ul><li>Water from an aquarium for diatoms culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrients - Nitrogen and Phosphorus. </li></ul><ul><li>Nualgi – Silica and Micro nutrients. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Further developments to be taken up <ul><li>CO2 input. </li></ul><ul><li>Species selection and use of best species in terms of growth rate and lipid content. </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrogen starving at appropriate time to maximise lipid content. </li></ul><ul><li>Harvesting of Diatoms at appropriate time. </li></ul><ul><li>Processing of oil. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Biodiesel from Diatoms <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Kadambari Consultants Pvt Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Hyderabad. India </li></ul><ul><li>+91 92465 08213 </li></ul><ul><li>www.kadambari.net </li></ul>

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