Development of a Commercially Viable Algae Biofuels Process Originally delivered May 8, 2013 Developed by: SBE - Society for Biological Engineering Image supplied by Sapphire Energy, Inc. Type: Archived WebinarLevel: Intermediate Duration: 1 hour PDHs: 1.00 Share This Post: Preview Webinar: This presentation provides an overview of a process to produce algae bio-crude from algae grown in open ponds using non-potable water and non-arable soil. It identifies the advantages of algae as a feedstock to biofuels, the technical challenges associated with algae production and conversion, and the technical progress of one of the leading algae biofuels companies, Sapphire Energy.Those who would benefit from listening include process engineers, R&D engineers, professors in sustainability and bioprocessing. Presenter(s): Benjamin Saydah After 15 years with BP Oil, Ben Saydah joined Sapphire Energy in 2011 where he is the Director of Algae Conversion and Oil Upgrading. At Sapphire Energy he is leading the effort to scale up Sapphire’s proprietary algae to bio-crude oil conversion process and the operation of Sapphire’s demonstration scale algae conversion unit in New Mexico.Ben holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University and a MBA from the University of Notre Dame.Read more Once the content has been viewed and you have attested to it, you will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login. Checkout Checkout Do you already own this? Log In for instructions on accessing this content. Pricing AIChE Member Credits 1 AIChE Members $69.00 AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free AIChE Graduate Student Members Free Non-Members $99.00 Webinar content is available with the kind permission of the author(s) solely for the purpose of furthering AIChE’s mission to educate, inform and improve the practice of professional chemical engineering. All other uses are forbidden without the express consent of the author(s).