Food for thought
Large amounts of fuel ethanol can be produced from city wastes by local micro-breweries.
There are now many kinds of independent small-scale local operations producing and using millions and millions of gallons of biofuels a year, growing fast.
On the basis of calculations, a reactor shaped like a cube measuring three metres per side and filled with algae could supply a two-person household with their energy needs.
While soya typically produces 450 litres of biodiesel pr. hectare pr. year, researchers now predict that a hectare of algae could produce more than 90,000 litres of biodiesel.
Micro algae production as a supplier of feed supplements for livestock and farmed fish has a huge short- and medium term potential, since possible resource shortage of feed components in existing production is an immediate threat to this industry.
Bioreactor design has been referred to as one of the main obstacles for stable, productive commercialisation of many small-scale laboratory experiments involving microorganisms like yeasts, bacteria and algae.

CELLATOR - Novel bioreactor with improved process stability and productivity
CELLATORTM is a new invention for bioreactor design, with patents currently pending under a range of jurisdictions internationally. The CELLATOR design achieved a 2. price in a prestiguous award issued by the University of Oslo and Oslo Innovation Centre.
The scale-up challenge obstructs many biotechnological processes from being successfully transformed from small-scale laboratory conditions to large-scale, high-yield industrial production. The CELLATOR bioreactor design provides a set of novel and unique properties which may bring new chances to particularly difficult processes involving growth of microorganisms like yeast, micro-algae and bacteria.

The CELLATOR reactor may also - under a broad range of conditions - make existing growth processes substantially more stable and productive than current reactors.

Computer simulations of the CELLATOR system have been performed, a range of third-party laboratory experiments are available, and financing of small-scale test reactors is the next step. Investors are welcome.

This Web site has restricted access. Password is issued by the inventor, who holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Oslo.
He has broad experience both as researcher, inventor and entrepreneur.


Updated: May 2016.

 
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