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Title: Unified field studies of the algae testbed public-private partnership as the benchmark for algae agronomics

Abstract

National scale agronomic projections are an important input for assessing potential benefits of algae cultivation on the future of innovative agriculture. The Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership was established with the goal of investigating open pond algae cultivation across different geographic, climatic, seasonal, and operational conditions while setting the benchmark for quality data collection, analysis, and dissemination. Identical algae cultivation systems and data analysis methodologies were established at testbed sites across the continental United States and Hawaii. Within this framework, the Unified Field Studies were designed for algae cultivation during all 4 seasons across the testbed network. With increasingly diverse algae research and development, and field deployment strategies, the challenges associated with data collection, quality, and dissemination increase dramatically. The dataset presented here is the complete, curated, climatic, cultivation, harvest, and biomass composition data for each season at each site. Furthermore, these data enable others to do in-depth cultivation, harvest, techno-economic, life cycle, resource, and predictive growth modelling analysis, as well as development of crop protection strategies throughout the algae cultivation industry.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Harmon Consulting Inc., Kamuela, HI (United States)
  3. Arizona State Univ., Mesa, AZ (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:
1484429
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5100-70352
Journal ID: ISSN 2052-4463
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Data
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2052-4463
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; algae cultivation; agroecology; biofuels

Citation Formats

Knoshaug, Eric P., Wolfrum, Edward J., Laurens, Lieve M. L., Harmon, Valerie L., Dempster, Thomas A., and McGowen, John. Unified field studies of the algae testbed public-private partnership as the benchmark for algae agronomics. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.267.
Knoshaug, Eric P., Wolfrum, Edward J., Laurens, Lieve M. L., Harmon, Valerie L., Dempster, Thomas A., & McGowen, John. Unified field studies of the algae testbed public-private partnership as the benchmark for algae agronomics. United States. doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.267.
Knoshaug, Eric P., Wolfrum, Edward J., Laurens, Lieve M. L., Harmon, Valerie L., Dempster, Thomas A., and McGowen, John. Tue . "Unified field studies of the algae testbed public-private partnership as the benchmark for algae agronomics". United States. doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.267. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484429.
@article{osti_1484429,
title = {Unified field studies of the algae testbed public-private partnership as the benchmark for algae agronomics},
author = {Knoshaug, Eric P. and Wolfrum, Edward J. and Laurens, Lieve M. L. and Harmon, Valerie L. and Dempster, Thomas A. and McGowen, John},
abstractNote = {National scale agronomic projections are an important input for assessing potential benefits of algae cultivation on the future of innovative agriculture. The Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership was established with the goal of investigating open pond algae cultivation across different geographic, climatic, seasonal, and operational conditions while setting the benchmark for quality data collection, analysis, and dissemination. Identical algae cultivation systems and data analysis methodologies were established at testbed sites across the continental United States and Hawaii. Within this framework, the Unified Field Studies were designed for algae cultivation during all 4 seasons across the testbed network. With increasingly diverse algae research and development, and field deployment strategies, the challenges associated with data collection, quality, and dissemination increase dramatically. The dataset presented here is the complete, curated, climatic, cultivation, harvest, and biomass composition data for each season at each site. Furthermore, these data enable others to do in-depth cultivation, harvest, techno-economic, life cycle, resource, and predictive growth modelling analysis, as well as development of crop protection strategies throughout the algae cultivation industry.},
doi = {10.1038/sdata.2018.267},
journal = {Scientific Data},
number = ,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 27 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Tue Nov 27 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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