Lipid content comes at the expense of growth.
Genetically enhance an alga to produce lipids preferentially
Closed systems offer superior control and efficiency, at a high cost. Open systems offer lower cost, yet suffer lower production efficiency, evaporation, CO2 loss, control issues, environmental exposure.
At < $10/m2, Photon8’s Parallel Film Reactor (PFRsm), (patent pending) with ‘Traveling Wave Technology’ (patent pending) offers closed-system performance at lesser cost than an open system, and makes full use of injected CO2.
Conventional extraction costs are high and invoke harsh chemicals
Remove lipids from biomass with Aqueous Extraction.