Deployment of a Rapid Algae Concentration System in a Natural Body of Water

Modification to “Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels for Military Applications” Project

Marysville, Ohio – July 30, 2010 – Algaeventure Systems (AVS), the Edison Materials
Technology Center (EMTEC), the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) in Cleveland and the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) are collaborating on a multi-disciplinary effort to explore the technical and economic feasibility of producing aviation fuel for the United States Air Force from renewable resources grown in Ohio.

The ongoing initiative to reduce the cost of algae-to-fuel conversion is funded under the Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engines (VAATE) Program Prime Contract between the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). The primary goal of this collaboration is to find ways to increase power while decreasing fuel consumption, fuel cost and maintenance costs of both military and commercial aviation engines through the exploration of alternative fuel sources, such as algae oil.

Algaeventure Systems is currently operational on the second year of the project within the subcontract “Deployment of a Rapid Algae Concentration System in a Natural Body of Water” to further advancements in algae collection and concentration technology. The overall objective of the subcontract is to demonstrate AVS’s lab proven Rapid Algae Concentration (RAC) system in open, natural bodies of water. As the RAC system demonstrates significant cost-reduction in the processing of algae to fuel, AVS may become an important system and technology supplier in the military biofuel supply chain.Continue Reading »


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