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Title: ENHANCED PRACTICAL PHOTOSYNTHETIC CO2 MITIGATION

This is the first quarterly report of the project Enhanced Practical Photosynthetic CO{sub 2} Mitigation. The official project start date, 10/02/2000, was delayed until 10/31/2000 due to an intellectual property dispute that was resolved. However, the delay forced a subsequent delay in subcontracting with Montana State University, which then delayed obtaining a sampling permit from Yellowstone National Park. However, even with these delays, the project moved forward with some success. Accomplishments for this quarter include: Culturing of thermophilic organisms from Yellowstone; Testing of mesophilic organisms in extreme CO{sub 2} conditions; Construction of a second test bed for additional testing; Purchase of a total carbon analyzer dedicated to the project; Construction of a lighting container for Oak Ridge National Laboratory optical fiber testing; Modified lighting of existing test box to provide more uniform distribution; Testing of growth surface adhesion and properties; Experimentation on water-jet harvesting techniques; and Literature review underway regarding uses of biomass after harvesting. Plans for next quarter's work and an update on the project's web page are included in the conclusions.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
811433
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-00NT40932
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 Jan 2001
Research Org:
Ohio University (US)
Sponsoring Org:
(US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; ADHESION; BIOMASS; CARBON; CONSTRUCTION; CONTAINERS; DISTRIBUTION; HARVESTING; MITIGATION; MONTANA; OPTICAL FIBERS; ORNL; SAMPLING; TESTING; YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK