Aequor's Treatments Boost Biomass from Renewable Feedstocks (algae, plant material) By up to 40% in Half the Time, Increasing Margins of Biofuels and Coproduct Production.
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Aequor's unique "green" treatment dropped into algae biomass cultivation systems and plant-based biomass fermenters was validated by DOE and private companies to boost the biomass of common strains of algae and yeast by up to 40% in half the time without the need for antimicrobials or equipment cleaners. This reduces the downtime and operational costs (labor, energy, cleaners, need for genetically modified algae and yeast strains, mechanical equipment upgrades, etc.) and extends the duration of production cycles.
Aequor is currently a member of the DOE's DISCOVR Consortium demonstrating methods to improve algae biomass yields in open pond algae cultivation. Algae remains the feedstock that captures more CO2 than any other land-based alternative.
Significantly in the yeast fermentation process, Aequor's treatment eliminates the need for antibiotics -- which are widely used and end up in residues sold as animal fee, contributing to the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria -- the Superbugs.
Aequor's innovations are contributing to the profitability of the biofuels industries, which today total $120 billion and are projected to reach $750B in 2025. Today, blending bioethanol with gasoline at the pump is the fastest way to lower CO2 emissions in order to reach UN reduction targets. Bioethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export for the past 5 years.
Boosting the profitability of biofuel also increases margins of the growing number of renewable co-products made from the algae biomass and plant residues: food (e.g. the meatless burger), feed, nutraceuticals, plastics, materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc. -- already a $200B industry.