Model: PBR-X100L - Photobioreactor for the Cultivation of Algae. Configured for growing up to 100 liters of algal culture.
Algae is known as a great source of amino-acids, vitamins, anti-oxidants, organic dyes, Omega-III rich lipids, and many other specialized products. Algae are highly efficient because they don't use energy for terrestrial plant structures such as Roots, Trunks, Stems, leafs, or Flowers. Algae use energy to create metabolites highly valued in many industries and markets.
Rated at 100 Liters this four vessel PBR (25 Liters each) can be used all for one monoculture of algal taxa, or you can use each vessel to grow completely different and separate taxa - up to Four Different Taxa with this Algae Growing kit. Each glass growing vessel is independent of the other vessels with included Bacterial filters and "Pasteur's Curve" exhaust vents.
Complete Photobioreactor (PBR) Algae Grow Kit includes:
Biological Filter System
Electrical Fusing/Photoperiod Timer System
Features: Biological filters for Each vessel to sterilize air flow into your culture vessels, and "Pasteur's Curve" output vents to disallow contamination to backflow into your culture vessels. We use Glassware and 100% Non-toxic Food-Grade plastic for sensitive components. Complete Optical System with Heavy Duty Timer. Kits also include all Glassware and fittings, Pneumatic Air Pumps, Mechanical Frame, Fused Electrical system - Everything you need to start growing algal cultures.
Note: Does Not include Taxa or Growth media - sold separately.
All kits include Non-Toxic Evaporating Sanitizer for repeated production runs.
Algae is highly valuable because they can produce marketable organic products including amino-acids, proteins, organic dyes, anti-oxidants, vitamins and most important for the biofuels market: lipids. Algae for biofuels and biodiesel makes sense as algae use Carbon from the atmosphere, and return it to the atmosphere when consumed. This Carbon cycle is neutral, and adds no additional Carbon into the biosphere. The future for essential nutrition and oils can indeed be based on algae.
This complete PBR kit allows you to grow up to 80 Liters of culture.
Power Rating: 148 Watts
Cost to Operate: Less than 2 Cents per Hour at 12 Cents/kWh electricity rates.
Footprint: 8 Square Feet
Height: 3 feet
Width: 2 feet
Length: 4 feet
Weight: 57 lb.