Our major area of research and development is utilizing solar energy in synergy with photosynthesis in micro algae to produce feedstock for liquid fuel. Our patent pending algae photo bioreactor and growth technology is simply the next generation source of liquid fuel. Apart from providing a commercially viable alternative to fossil fuels, our achievement is beyond normal concepts of climate control and sustainability. While recycling large quantities of carbon dioxide emission into high value biomass, the technology enhances atmospheric restoration by releasing oxygen that is chemically bonded in CO2, back into the atmosphere.
It has become widespread knowledge that industrialization has resulted in drastic changes in the atmospheric conditions of our planet. Emissions from fossil fuel combustion, along with other anthropogenic influences, release high concentrations of co2 and other greenhouse gases into the earths atmosphere. In addition to these climatic concerns, another major dilemma further impends: The demand for, in relation to the availability of, fossil fuel. Since the planet has only a limited supply of fossil fuel and with demands for energy constantly on the rise, total depletion of this energy source seems inevitable. Yet, since fuel is so essential to our world's development and to overall life as we know it, the need for alternative, renewable energy sources is becoming more and more prominent.
Algaecake Tech. Corp is addressing these issues through large-scale, commercialized production of algal biomass. In short, harmful co2 emissions will be captured then converted into algae, through photosynthesis. The algae will then be used to create different algae-derived products and by-products, including biofuel.
"Our mission is to be the leading global innovator, developer and provider of efficient and environmentally sound energy production and evolve as a major contributor to national as well as global efforts for both energy independence and environmental protection."
The Aquatic Species Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, has identified algae as the most desirable future source of fuel. Since then, the world has begun to research different types of bioreactor designs for the mass production and commercialization of algae. Although some progress has been made in the developments of other bioreactor technologies, the large land areas seemingly required for algae crop use, have so far posed as a major setback in most wide-scale commercialization efforts.
Algaecake Tech. Corp. utilizes an advanced patent-pending bioreactor design, which is expected to grow significantly larger volumes of algae per unit area compared to existing commercial models. Initial studies show that our bioreactors can produce 10 to 12 times more algae per unit area. It is estimated that a 3 acre algae farm will consume up to 54,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and produce 29 metric tons of biomass per year.
The Algae Remedy
Algae have at least a 200-fold advantage over the next highest yield oil crop. Biofuels derived from agricultural crops require aggressive efforts that compete in a negative manner with the well-being of the populations that were supposed to benefit from these energy alternatives. Between 1978 and 1996, the U.S. Department of Energy's Aquatic Species Program extensively studied algae as an oil source to produce biodiesel fuel. The program concluded that the technology was feasible under proper cultivation strategy and market pressures. In the ensuing 10 years, algae biodiesel will be economically viable if oil prices double from current (1998) levels. Current (2009) oil prices are 3 times up at $75 per barrel and have reached 5 times up at $127 per barrel in the early days of June 2008. Cultivation strategies have evolved and the market has ripened to the point where algal biomass cultivation is now recognized as the solution for energy independence and the remedy for growth pains within the biofuels industry. Read more.