Symbiotic Energy System

Our proposed SolarMagnatronTM Symbiotic Energy System (SES) is being created to be a complete algae-to energy and CO2 emissions control solution. The mutually symbiotic relationship we envision by combining our complementary technologies will enable production of energy-rich algal biomass to bio-crude oils, fuels and valuable chemicals. An integral part of the SES design is the capture of CO2 and other industrial waste emissions from fossil-fueled polluting plant‘s smokestack and their conversion into nutrients for algae biomass production or neutralization as part of a complete and much more cost-effective air pollution abatement system.

BMF SES Graphic (cover page)Based upon promising early results of prototype system tests performed by our air pollution control technology partner, QDS Science, large quantities of recoverable CO2 gases and other chemical emissions are convertible into algae feedstock capable of generating huge volumes of energy-rich algal biomass. The “bio-crude” produced from the algae biomass is an intermediate product that may be converted into renewable bio-fuel that may either be sold back to the host polluting plant for use in its products or fuel to supply heat or electricity to the plant, or sold directly into the alternative bio-fuels and/or chemicals market. Phases 2 and 3 of our planned development are intended to demonstrate that the technical symbiotic advantages associated with SES can be achieved and maintained when scaled up to commercial production levels.

To our knowledge, no other existing system currently matches the dual capabilities of our proposed SolarMagnatronTM Symbiotic Energy System to (1) produce large quantities of algal biomass and its resultant bio-crude and other products at a reasonable cost per ton and (2) to mitigate and/or eliminate smoke-stack pollutants and greenhouse gases cost-effectively.

As currently contemplated, a commercial-scale SES facility would require 200 bioreactor units, which could be accommodated within approximately 40,000 square feet of area or 1 acre, located either inside of a building or fully exposed in open sunny areas. The SES facility is expected to be built at a cost substantially below that of current commercially marketed algae photo-reaction systems. We believe our cost efficiency is achievable based upon anticipated high productivity, system stability, low or negative costs of water and CO2, and the minimal water evaporation and consumption rates associated with the controlled, closed loop system of the SolarMagnatronTM bioreactor.

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