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Title: Algae Biofuels Co-Location Assessment Tool

ABCLAT was built to help any model user with spatially explicit Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Carbon Dioxide nutrient flux information, and solar resource information evaluate algal cultivation potential. Initial applications of this modeling framework include Algae Biofuels Co-Location Assessment Tool Canada and Australia. The Canadian application was copyrighted November 29th 2011 as the Algae Biofuels Co-Location Assessment Tool for Canada. This copyright assertion is for the general framework from which any country or region with the requisite data could create a regionally specific application. The ABCLAT model framework developed by SNL looks at the growth potential in a given region as a function of available nutrients from wastewater and other sources, carbon dioxide from power plants, available solar potential, and if available, land cover and use information. The model framework evaluates the biomass potential, fixed carbon dioxide, potential algal biocrude and required land area for nutrient sources. ABCLAT is built with an object-oriented software program that can provide an easy to use interface for exploring questions related to aigal biomass production.
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ABCLAT V.1.0; 002944IBMPC00
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Software Package Contents:
Media Directory; Software Abstract; Media includes Executable Module(s); / 1 CD-ROM
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Sandia National Laboratories
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Contributing Orgs:
Jesse D. Roach, Geoffrey T. Klise, Howard D. Passell
Country of Publication:
United States

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