Algae Photobioreactor

Algae Photobioreactor

An algae photobioreactor (PBR) is a device that can contain and grow algae. This self contained system is a controllable environment in which to grow algae, and where the supply of light, nutrients, carbon dioxide, air, and temperature can be regulated. See the section on Algae Media for more information on culture characteristics.

As an algae photobioreactor is a totally enclosed system it is generally more expensive than an open system. However, there are several major advantages as the bioreactor can prevent or at least minimise contamination (from other algae species and bugs), and allows easier cultivation of one algae strain. It also offers better control over a range of other growing conditions, like the pH, light, carbon dioxide, and temperature. In addititon to this a closed system reduces evaporative water losses, and has lower carbon dioxide losses which all-in-all means higher cell concentrations. In other words there are more grams of algae produced per litre of water.

One of the products that can be grown in these systems is Spirulina, which is thought to have been a food source for the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans. Cortés' soldiers even described the harvesting and sale of algal cakes from Lake Texcoco. More recently at a UN World Food Conference, Spirulina was lauded as the 'best food for the future' and a number of Aid agencies are providing high protein algae powder mixed with flour to starving people. NASA and the European Space Agency have also indicated that Spirulina might be one of the primary foods to be grown during long space missions. Lately in the news there are reports that NASA and a commercial company are exploring the process of making biofuels from algae.

Other uses include cosmetics, animal feed, and fertiliser. This certainly is an exciting and rewarding area! Want to explore for yourself?

This manual shows you step-by-illustrated-step how to build an algae photobioreactor to grow your biodiesel or health food at home. Growing algae at home couldn't be made any easier for you.

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Imagine... having an algae photobioreactor in your garage, able to grow algae for bio-oil for your home, health food supplements for your family, organic fertilizer for your farm or garden, working silently, automatically, 24/7, in your garage. Imagine able to do it all from one unit, AT THE SAME TIME...

Think about it. The "algae revolution" is upon us. Algae is one of the most powerful breakthroughs of the 21st. century. With algae you can "grow your own..."

· Health Food Supplements

· Gasoline

· Biodiesel

· Organic fertilizer

· Animal feed

· And much more...(Science is only beginning to scratch the surface of this amazing organism.)

Simply put, no other organism on earth comes close to algae in versatility.

Suppose you could invest less than $35 and get started immediately? How much is good health, free fuel, and organic vegetables worth to your family? Sounds too good to be true?

Well, it isn't if you have the right knowledge, skills, and resources. We are about to give you those and "Spill the beans" right now...

No one has been willing to share really this knowledge... Until Now

Why? Because that knowledge is worth BIG BUCKS! With good reason. PBR's cost ten's of thousands of dollars to build if you hire them out. You better believe the people that build them keep it secret. It could take you years and can cost you a small fortune to figure out just the right combinations that make some bioreactors work - while others fall flat on their face.

But instead of knocking yourself out, spending years of trial and error, (Like I did. My first PBR I made out of failed.) Trying to understand this complex machine, you can now do it yourself, cheaply, easily, and quickly with this new ebook.

· A simple algal incubator that cost less than $35. 00 and an hour to build and you can use it immediately to start growing algae. The best part is, do this correctly and you'll never need to buy another algae culture again! (Page 25)

· The best place to buy algae cultures, cheaply and inexpensively. (Page 21)

· A test bioreactor that allows you to test 10 different strains, or 10 different variables at once. This one unit can save you YEARS of trial and error (Page 38)

· The "PBR Diary" Step-by-step instructions on how to get your PBR up and going. What to do and when to do it! (Page 82)

· How to build tubular PBR's like the ones you see in the press releases for less than $150! (Page 93)

· How to DOUBLE THE CAPACITY of a tubular PBR for a fraction of the cost. (Page 130)

· How to build a "Fence" type PBR that goes for tens of $1000's of dollars but you'll build it less than $200. (Page 161)

· How to build a 80 gallon home system for less than $225 dollars. (Page 196)

· How to build a 150 gallon bioreactor More than enough to satisfy most algae requirements. (Page 227)

· The PBR’s presented here all meet various criteria. Among other things they…

o All are scalable and can be built in different sizes

o They can be scaled to just about any budget

o All are made easily, from materials at hand.

o All are made using basic hand tools.

o All are inexpensive to reproduce.

o All are functional, work, and perform the job they are built for. In short, they are the real deal.

The best part is, you can build these units yourself for a fraction of the cost.


· Easily built using readily available parts.

· Easy to take apart and clean.

· Can be built with normal household tools.

· Can be built in 2-3 days.

· Easy to maintain and repair

Here is What You Get

Overview of algae and which strains you can use for various products, including...

o A lgae biodiesel

o Health food supplements

o Cosmetics

o Animal feed

o Organic fertilizers

o Where to buy the algae strains inexpensively

o Illustrated overview of the building process.

o How to build a low cost incubator for less than $35

o How to scale up your algal incubator

o Detailed parts list with photographs

o How to start your algae culture

o How to build a test PBR

o Illustrated diagrams

o The "PBR Diary"

o Step-by-step instructions showing the PBR's in action.

o Nutrients used

o Light regimen

o Algae strain

o How to build a tubular photobioreactor

o Detailed parts list with color photos

o Step by step building instructions

o 20 gallon (75 liter) PBR

o Building a "Fence Type" PB R

o 80 gallon (302 liter) water bottle PBR

o 150 gallon (567 liter) Vertical PBR

o Resource lists (bonus)

o Shopping lists (bonus)

Free Bonus Gift #1: The PBR Book of Patents: Ever wonder what the big boys are doing, and how they build their PBR's? I don't. I periodically check the online patent office. Now you don't have to because I did it for you. Cost: While this information is free online, if you wanted to buy if from a vendor, it would cost you $50 a month or more!

Free Bonus Gift #2: "The PBR Diary:" This show my actual results using the same PBR's I built for this eBook. You get what strains I used, where I got them, the nutrient used, the light regimen, and full color photographs showing rates of algae growth. Cost: PRICELESS: No one else is sharing this knowledge!

Free Bonus Gift #3: The Online Resource List: This "Quick Guide" shows you where to go online to buy every part/resource necessary for building PBR's. (Including every place overseas you can buy algal cultures!) Especially useful for overseas buyers and/or people living in places where they don't have access to resources we have in the USA. Cost: PRICELESS time saver if you're living overseas and have to shop by internet or deal with customs/importing issues.

Free Bonus Gift #4: The Shopping list: For every PBR presented, This bonus has a shopping list, including number of units to buy, where to buy them, parts number, and price. Including handy "check off's" so you know exactly what you've bought. This makes shopping for parts and components a breeze! Cost: PRICELESS if your time is worth anything. This cures the problem of the time, trouble, and aggravation of not buying the right parts, not enough parts, or the wrong parts.

Free Bonus Gift #5: FREE Updates: This book isn't finished... And until it is early buyers will receive free updates. Ask anyone who has bought David’s previous material... For instance, we sent out free updates on the Algae biodiesel book for more than a year.

Your investment in using

"Making Algae Photobioreactors at Home"

is completely guaranteed.


If after 2 months for any reason you don't feel this eBook doesn't deliver on every promise made, then let us know and we'll issue you a prompt and courteous refund. Plus, the free bonus gifts are yours to keep regardless, just for your trouble.

NOTE: Making Algae Photobioreactors at Home is a downloadable eBook.

No physical products will be shipped.

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Figure 1. A Fence PBR Unit: One of the designs in the book


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