Extracting Oil from Algae
“The Best source for creating Algae oil Biofuel and repetitive growth of Algae is through an open-air Algae photobioreactor.”
Algae - could be 1.The greatest power source for biofuel vs. petroleum 2. A protein for feeding livestock 3. fiber for products 4. Healthy for human consumption and wellness. The Awesome Company is working on the missing link of the “extraction process".
Algae (which produces 50 times the amount of oil a nut or seed does) The only process so far that has been successful is extraction of Algae oil by way of chemically inducing the lipids to detach but that also harvesting 100% of the algae.
The Best source for creating Algae oil and repetitive growth of Algae is through an open air Algae photobioreactor. This is an open air circular river with motion created by gravity receiving the water from the thermal desalinator.
For the purposes of low cost the photobioreactor is created in the ground because the soil is easily manipulated into a large ditch/river, then lined with a liner for easily reclaiming algae off the smooth surface.
With the open air bioreactor the Algae is able to benefit from being fed by the already present CO2 in the air and any added waist or impurities. Trout introduced into the river will have their own waste to add. The brackish water from the desalination process will feed the algae as well.
As the Algae grows on part of the photobioreactor river there is a gauntlet for separating the oil/lipids from the algae by several methods in a series. These methods are created by water pulses and sounds/vibrations to not pulverize the algae, but to disturb it enough to let loose the oil in the algae.
At a point past the disrupter methods the oil that has floated to the top will be siphoned off by a skimmer on the surface of the river that dips into the water more than 1 inch deep and across the width of the river at a 45% angle.
The skimmer feeds to the gathering drain that has a series of 2 mesh baskets to collect impurities while a pump is able to draw the oil and water mixture into a container. The bottom of the container has a drain allowing the water to be pumped back into the river to further circulate. After a certain period of time the container will be full of only Algae Oil. Then the oil is transferred to a storage container to be stored and used.
This method is to be duplicated over and over to harvest the oil and not try to yield all the oil at once but keep the process perpetuating daily creating the oil at its highest levels with the algae at its biggest mass.