Aquatic Energy, Louisiana Ag-Center plan algae harvest, dewatering project

May 11, 2011 |

In Louisiana, a project from the Louisiana-AgCenter and Aquatic Energy has been recommended for state research funds by the Industrial Ties Research Subprogram (ITRS) component of the Board of Regents Support Fund.  These funds have been endorsed for their proposal to develop breakthrough technology for harvesting microalgae from liquid cultures with the goal of drastically reducing harvesting and dewatering costs.

The LSU-AgCenter and AE research proposal was selected out of the 33 submissions; and one of the eight Institution/Industry Partners considered “Priority One: Highly Meritorious Proposals Recommended for Funding” by the 12 out-of-state expert reviewers. Aquatic Energy has developed technology for the growth, harvesting, dewatering, and oil extraction of algae in an open-pond environment.

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