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Algae Growth for Lipid Production

Abstract This study analyzes the feasibility of using algae cultivated from wastewater effluent to produce a biodiesel feedstock. The goal was to determine if the energy produced was greater than the operational energy consumed without consideration to constructing the system as well as the emissions and economic value associated with the process. Four scenarios were created; 1) high-lipid, dry extraction, 2) high-lipid, wet extraction, 3) low-lipid, dry extraction and, 4) low-lipid, wet extraction. In all cases the system required more energy than it produced. In high lipid scenarios the energy produced is close to the energy consumed and with minor improvements in technology or accounting for coproducts a positive net energy balance may be achieve... (more)
Created Date 2012-05
Contributor Barr, William (Author) / Hottle, Troy (Author)
Series Course Project Report Series
Type Text
Language English
Identifier Stock Number: SSEBE-CESEM-2012-CPR-007
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Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
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