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Dilemma #1:

Lipid content comes at the expense of growth.

Photon8 Solution: 
Genetically enhance an alga to produce lipids preferentially


Dilemma #2:

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.


Photon8 Solution: 

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.


Dilemma #3:

Conventional extraction costs are high and invoke harsh chemicals


Photon8 Solution: 

Remove lipids from biomass with Aqueous Extraction.