Publication NumberWO 2011113006 A1
Assignees
  • Solix Biofuels Inc
  • Univ Colorado State Res Found
  • Turner Christopher Wayne
  • Mccarty Bryan Rhea
  • Letvin Peter Allen
  • Willson Bryan Dennis
  • Herboldsheimer Daniel Robert
StatusPatent Application
Application Number2011028207
AvailabilityUnknown
Filing Date2011-03-11
Publication Date2011-09-15

Abstract

A top reference photobioreactor system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a flexible floating photobioreactor having a buoyancy tube filled with a gas that is less dense, and a ballast tube filled with a substance, such as saltwater, that is more dense, than the liquid in which the photobioreactor floats. A top reference photobioreactor method according to an embodiment of the present invention includes controlling a depth of the top reference photobioreactor by controlling a volume and/or density of ballast in the ballast tube and/or by controlling a volume and/or density of gas in the buoyancy tube.

Claims

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