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Title: Updated Cost Analysis of Photobiological Hydrogen Production from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Green Algae: Milestone Completion Report

Abstract

This report updates the 1999 economic analysis of NREL's photobiological hydrogen production from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The previous study had looked mainly at incident light intensities, batch cycles and light adsorption without directly attempting to model the saturation effects seen in algal cultures. This study takes a more detailed look at the effects that cell density, light adsorption and light saturation have on algal hydrogen production. Performance estimates based on actual solar data are also included in this study. Based on this analysis, the estimated future selling price of hydrogen produced from algae ranges $0.57/kg to $13.53/kg.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO. (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15006929
Report Number(s):
NREL/MP-560-35593
TRN: US200412%%414
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Miscellaneous
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ADSORPTION; ALGAE; CHLAMYDOMONAS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; PERFORMANCE; PRICES; SATURATION; PHOTOBIOLOGICAL HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; CHLAMYDOMONAS REINHARDTII

Citation Formats

Amos, W. A. Updated Cost Analysis of Photobiological Hydrogen Production from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Green Algae: Milestone Completion Report. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Amos, W. A. Updated Cost Analysis of Photobiological Hydrogen Production from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Green Algae: Milestone Completion Report. United States.
Amos, W. A. Thu . "Updated Cost Analysis of Photobiological Hydrogen Production from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Green Algae: Milestone Completion Report". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15006929.
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abstractNote = {This report updates the 1999 economic analysis of NREL's photobiological hydrogen production from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The previous study had looked mainly at incident light intensities, batch cycles and light adsorption without directly attempting to model the saturation effects seen in algal cultures. This study takes a more detailed look at the effects that cell density, light adsorption and light saturation have on algal hydrogen production. Performance estimates based on actual solar data are also included in this study. Based on this analysis, the estimated future selling price of hydrogen produced from algae ranges $0.57/kg to $13.53/kg.},
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