High Density Vertical BioReactor Could Create Custom Biofuel From Algae

Glen Kertz talks about the advantages of high density vertical bioreactors.

The Holy Grail in the renewable energy sector has been to create a clean, green process which uses only light, water and air to create fuel. Valcent’s HDVB algae-to-biofuel technology mass produces algae, vegetable oil which is suitable for refining into a cost-effective, non-polluting biodiesel. The algae derived fuel will be an energy efficient replacement for fossil fuels and can be used in any diesel powered vehicle or machinery. In addition, 90% by weight of the algae is captured carbon dioxide, which is “sequestered” by this process and so contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Valcent has commissioned the world’s first commercial-scale bioreactor pilot project at its test facility in El Paso, Texas.

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  • Simon Valentine

    very nice
    i’ll stick to my “recreate dinosaurs to harvest and protect sea algae farms” gig

  • kowalityjesus

    I remember hearing about algae nearly 10 years ago, I am glad to see its still around and apparently evolved. This is not “sequestering” anything though, unless it were going into barrels and then into the middle of a mountain. Also yes, I am sure if we built algae greenhouses in an area 50 times larger than metro Chicago, every moron in the nation could drive their 3.5 ton pickup ad nauseum.

  • BuzzCoastin

    there a dozens of well developed alternative energy sources
    none is a magic bullet
    and none will be mass marketed until the oil is totally tapped

    • The Well Dressed Man

      No magic bullets, but using multiple sources in tandem might have such an appearance.

  • alizardx

    There are more cost-effective ways to do this than expensive monolithic structures. They are [redacted until after I file a patent app :-)]