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MSU and PHYCO2 Collaborate on Algae Growth Demonstration Project
by Staff Writers
East Lansing MI (SPX) Mar 06, 2013


Researchers are hopeful the new technology will allow them to begin serious efforts to use algae in fields that desperately need alternative energy sources.

PHYCO2 and Michigan State University (MSU) have announced a partnership designed to generate sustainable, clean energy sources through a new method to produce algae.

The partnership will demonstrate the patent-pending PHYCO2-developed technology to sequester CO2, reclaim water and continuously grow multiple types of algae at an accelerated rate without sunlight. The goal of the demonstration project is to meet the growing demand for algae for biofuels, pharmaceuticals, foods and other purposes.

PHYCO2 developed this technology to overcome current industry restraints such as limited access to sunlight, slow algae production rates, contamination risks and space restrictions. The technology can capture harmful greenhouse gas emissions while producing large volumes of biomass and clean oxygen.

"The formation of this partnership with MSU further confirms not only the viability of our leading algae technology, but signals a clear path to commercialization," said PHYCO2 CEO Gregory Hagopian.

"This project allows us to be where we thrive - on the cutting edge of technology," said Robert Ellerhorst, director of utilities at the MSU Power Plant. "This joint effort is one of several steps in MSU's efforts to make significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from our campus power plant."

The Dow Chemical Co. played a notable role in forging the partnership and will validate the performance, mass and energy balance of these demonstrations throughout the 18-month project, which is currently underway at MSU.

"At Dow, we continue to be interested in all technologies that can offer options for capture and recycle of CO2 and we look forward to following the progress of the demonstration project," said Michael Mazor, Dow Energy Solutions research fellow.

Researchers are hopeful the new technology will allow them to begin serious efforts to use algae in fields that desperately need alternative energy sources.

The technology will be tested at MSU's Pilot Anaerobic Digestion/Algal Cultivation Facility located in the T.B. Simon Power Plant, in coordination with researchers Wei Liao and Susie Liu, faculty members in MSU's Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.

The facility was built to comprehensively research and develop anaerobic digestion, algal cultivation, and associated technologies with emphasis on bioenergy production and environment protection. The facility includes a half-acre algal open-pond, a 250,000 gallon bioreactor, and two 1,000-square-foot laboratories equipped with advanced analytical instrumentation.

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