CO2 Sequestration (PATENT PENDING)
Carbon dioxide is the unavoidable byproduct of fossil fuel combustion, which currently provides 85 percent of America's energy. Thus, it will be very costly to move away from this energy source expeditiously as proposed by "Cap and Trade" legislation. The actual cost of the proposed "Cap and Trade" bill to industry is difficult to estimate--as America has never had to deal with such severe energy constraints--but would likely be very high. It is a near certainty that the first climate bill enacted will not be the last one. In fact, most major environmental organizations have already criticized the current proposed bill and other pending global warming bills as inadequate, or as at best "a good first step." The economic impacts, likely substantial in their own right, could be a mere down payment toward costlier subsequent measures. A CO2 Sequestration Management Plan will most likely be a requirement of most power plants to remain a sustainable energy producer.
The MicGro Deep Water Closed Reactor allows the algae to consume a supply of CO2 converting it into oxygen and biomass. The biomass can then be converted into biodiesel or oil through the Alginator or Algaefaction.process.
The MicGro Deep Water Closed Reactor will accomplish the CO2 Sequestration in a compact, cost-efficient way. The MicGro reactor will be retrofitted to fit the power plant. The concentrated CO2 is captured at power plants or other source and piped to the bioreactor. Sunlight is radiated onto the bioreactor with as little as 15% direct light which means that our bioreactor will function in the winter months with decreased sunlight, the heat generated from the power plant will be utilized to maintain proper temperature required to grow the algae.. Next, nutrients levels are monitored to facilitate the final required step for optimal growth and finally, the algae is collected and routed for conversion into renewable fuels.