Renewergy Develops Aeroponic Algal System
(Algae Industry Magazine) Renewergy Corporation, of Erie, PA, has begun cultivating algae with its patent pending Aeroponic Algal Culture system at the Erie Wastewater Treatment Facility. The system is designed to encourage and enhance the growth of naturally occurring algae with nutrients from the effluent. The algae can be used to produce a variety of byproducts.
Renewergy’s innovative approach to growing algae is known as Aeroponic Algal Culture. It provides an efficient, controlled growing environment that combines pollution mitigation with biomass production. Much of the company’s research was done in the Regional Science Consortium laboratory at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Aeroponic Algal Culture allows for the cultivation of high concentrations of biomass with minimal amounts of water. This greatly improves the harvesting of algae at around 4% solids as opposed to being diluted in a pond and requiring filtration. READ MORE