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HENTGES PETER F: Systems and methods for harvesting algae from photobioreactors. Solix Biofuels, Fernandez Benjamin S, December 29, 2010: WO/2010/151606 (53 worldwide citation)

A method for harvesting algae according to embodiments of the present invention includes filling a reservoir at least partially with a liquid, submerging a bag at least partially in the liquid, the bag containing media, the media comprising algae, the bag comprising a first end, a second end, a harv ...


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Willson Bryan, Babbitt Guy, Turner Christopher, Letvin Peter, Weyer Geigel Kristina, Ettinger Anna, Boczon Amy, Rancis Nicholas, Murphy James: Improved diffuse light extended surface area water-supported photobioreactor. Solix Biofuels, Colorado State University Research Foundation, Willson Bryan, Babbitt Guy, Turner Christopher, Letvin Peter, Weyer Geigel Kristina, Ettinger Anna, Boczon Amy, Rancis Nicholas, Murphy James, NAKASHIMA Richard A, July 3, 2008: WO/2008/079724 (9 worldwide citation)

A scalable photobioreactor system for efficient production of photosynthetic microorganisms such as microalgae and cyanobacteria is described. In various embodiments, this system may include the use of extended surface area to reduce light intensity and increase photosynthetic efficiency, an externa ...


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Sears James T: Method, apparatus and system for biodiesel production from algae. Solix Biofuels, Sears James T, NAKASHIMA Richard A, March 1, 2007: WO/2007/025145 (8 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure concerns methods, apparatus, compositions and systems relating to closed bioreactors for algal culture and harvesting. In certain embodiments, the system may comprise bags with various layers, including a thermal barrier layer, that may be used to contain the algal culture and ...


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BABBITT GUY ROBERT: Systems and methods for delivery of gases to algal cultures. Solix Biofuels, Fernandez Benjamin S, September 23, 2010: WO/2010/108049 (3 worldwide citation)

Photobioreactors according to embodiments of the present invention deliver nutrient gas intermittently to the photobioreactor media. In some embodiments, one or more gases are delivered according to a duty cycle or timing pattern. According to some embodiments, algae is grown in a photobioreactor us ...


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Sears James T: Method, apparatus and system for biodiesel production from algae. Solix Biofuels, June 11, 2008: EP1928994-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure concerns methods, apparatus, compositions and systems relating to closed bioreactors for algal culture and harvesting. In certain embodiments, the system may comprise bags with various layers, including a thermal barrier layer, that may be used to contain the algal culture and ...


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Willson Bryan Dennis, Berardino Lang Gail M, Boczon Amy L, Ettinger Anna, Rancis Nicholas A, Machacek Mark Thomas: Compositions, methods and uses for growth of microorganisms and production of their products. Solix Biofuels, Colorado State University Research Foundation, Willson Bryan Dennis, Berardino Lang Gail M, Boczon Amy L, Ettinger Anna, Rancis Nicholas A, Machacek Mark Thomas, Hanson Roberta Jean, December 10, 2009: WO/2009/149260 (1 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention report compositions, methods and uses for growth and/or production of byproducts, products and/or co-products from algal cultures. Certain embodiments of the present invention report using wastewaters to grow microorganisms for producing one or more products, byp ...


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Willson Bryan Dennis, Turner Christopher Wayne, Babbitt Guy Robert, Letvin Peter Allan, Wickrmasinghe Sumith Ranil: Permeable membranes in film photobioreactors. Solix Biofuels, Colorado State University Research Foundation, Willson Bryan Dennis, Turner Christopher Wayne, Babbitt Guy Robert, Letvin Peter Allan, Wickrmasinghe Sumith Ranil, Fernandez Benjamin S, December 17, 2009: WO/2009/152175 (1 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention include photobioreactors with membranes to introduce carbon dioxide into media contained within film photobioreactors. Such membranes can also be used to remove dissolved oxygen from the media. In some embodiments, one or more membrane tubes are welded into a pla ...


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TURNER CHRISTOPHER WAYNE: Systems and methods for positioning flexible floating photobioreactors. Solix Biofuels, Fernandez Benjamin S, September 15, 2011: WO/2011/113006 (1 worldwide citation)

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 w ...


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