Michigan State University, PHYCO2 Collaborate on Algae Growth Demonstration Project
(PHYCO2/Biodiesel Magazine) …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 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. READ MORE