Project Number: 2040-21000-015-25
Start Date: Aug 28, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2015
The most important starting element of the project is to obtain algae or fungi that effectively use the above selected feedstock as carbon sources. To accomplish this, we will collaborate with BioTork, LLC which has a patented ‘evolugate’ process to rapidly select heterotrophic algae and fungi that can grow efficiently on the targeted feedstock. These algae/fungi would be transferred to PBARC where personnel will determine the optimal conditions for growing the selected algae/fungi on the selected feedstock and characterize the oil and meal for their suitability as biofuel or animal feeds. The oil and the meal will be tested by a third party for their potential to produce biodiesel and fish feed. PBARC will scale up the production and analyze the economic feasibility for large scale production of algae/fungi oil and meal.