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Title: Process Design and Economics for the Production of Algal Biomass: Algal Biomass Production in Open Pond Systems and Processing Through Dewatering for Downstream Conversion

Abstract

This report describes in detail a set of aspirational design and process targets to better understand the realistic economic potential for the production of algal biomass for subsequent conversion to biofuels and/or coproducts, based on the use of open pond cultivation systems and a series of dewatering operations to concentrate the biomass up to 20 wt% solids (ash-free dry weight basis).

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. DWH Process Consulting, Denver, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
OSTI Identifier:
1239893
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5100-64772
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; algae; biomass; biofuels; coproducts; techno-economic analysis; TEA

Citation Formats

Davis, Ryan, Markham, Jennifer, Kinchin, Christopher, Grundl, Nicholas, Tan, Eric C.D., and Humbird, David. Process Design and Economics for the Production of Algal Biomass: Algal Biomass Production in Open Pond Systems and Processing Through Dewatering for Downstream Conversion. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1239893.
Davis, Ryan, Markham, Jennifer, Kinchin, Christopher, Grundl, Nicholas, Tan, Eric C.D., & Humbird, David. Process Design and Economics for the Production of Algal Biomass: Algal Biomass Production in Open Pond Systems and Processing Through Dewatering for Downstream Conversion. United States. doi:10.2172/1239893.
Davis, Ryan, Markham, Jennifer, Kinchin, Christopher, Grundl, Nicholas, Tan, Eric C.D., and Humbird, David. Wed . "Process Design and Economics for the Production of Algal Biomass: Algal Biomass Production in Open Pond Systems and Processing Through Dewatering for Downstream Conversion". United States. doi:10.2172/1239893. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1239893.
@article{osti_1239893,
title = {Process Design and Economics for the Production of Algal Biomass: Algal Biomass Production in Open Pond Systems and Processing Through Dewatering for Downstream Conversion},
author = {Davis, Ryan and Markham, Jennifer and Kinchin, Christopher and Grundl, Nicholas and Tan, Eric C.D. and Humbird, David},
abstractNote = {This report describes in detail a set of aspirational design and process targets to better understand the realistic economic potential for the production of algal biomass for subsequent conversion to biofuels and/or coproducts, based on the use of open pond cultivation systems and a series of dewatering operations to concentrate the biomass up to 20 wt% solids (ash-free dry weight basis).},
doi = {10.2172/1239893},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2016},
month = {Wed Feb 17 00:00:00 EST 2016}
}

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