Carbon Dioxide Capture/Sequestration Renewable Biofuels Production


Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Capture/Sequestration Using Algae
Plants use carbon dioxide for growth. The photosynthesis process in plants utilize CO2 gas in the conversion of solar light (electromagnetic energy) into carbohydrates (chemical energy) for growth. Simple example of the process below:
Chlorella Pyrenoidosa Mag. X400
In nature, algae capture atmospheric carbon dioxide absorbed into the water for conversion through the photosynthesis process.

Increased amounts of carbon dioxide available from anthropogenic emissions in addition to the increased nutrient rich farm runoff and wastewater, as well as sunny days, increases the growth rate of the algae.

Just look at the algae blooms in the news today. Increased nutrient rich runoff from mankind has helped to proliferate algae blooms in rivers, lakes, and oceans worldwide. Mother nature is trying to tell us something.

Chlorella Pyrenidosa
Phyco: prefix; from the Greek, phukos meaning seaweed, algae; phycology


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Studies are underway to capture/sequester greenhouse gas emissions and pipe them into the ground for long term storage as a means of providing a solution to the problem of global warming. There is no return on the capital invested in this technology other than carbon credits.
"Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience
it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is
to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason."

Leonardo da Vinci

Microalgae are microscopic aquatic plant species that have the same natural needs as their land based relatives for growth - sunlight, carbon dioxide, nutrients and water.
anthropogenic - adjective: (chiefly of environmental pollution and pollutants) originating in human activity; anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide.

Phyco2 has a solution that provides a return on this investment in addition to a cleaner - healthier environment.

The patent-pending HILED algae photobioreactor was concieved with out-of-the-box thinking. With years of researching, designing, building and testing of a 1/2 full-scale prototype, the "Helix Tube Photobioreactor for the Cultivation of High Lipid Algae as a Feedstock for Biofuels" was born.

Phyco2 was formed to exploit the technology and was assigned the rights and renamed the technology "HILED APB".

With continued R&D, Phyco2 has refined it's HILED APB process to mimic algal growth in nature as well as improving the process through optimized distribution of only the specific electromagnetic energy (photon wavelengths) used in the photosynthesis process, without utilizing direct line of sight solar energy. Providing specific wavelengths of photon energy, for optimal photosynthesis, in addition to increasing available CO2 over a continuous 24-hour period allows for greater algal growth rates and increased CO2 capture/sequestration utilizing the anthropogenic CO2 gas emissions from greenhouse gas emitting facilities.


Only a small percentage of the total energy that hits our planet daily, in the form of solar electromagnetic energy, is used for photosynthesis. The HILED APB process can utilize solar energy, but in an unconventional way that increases the amount of specific electromagnetic photon energy that promotes optimal photosynthesis.

Phyco2's technology can increase the amount of algal biomass grown compared to an one-acre pond system by utlilzing the increased illuminated surface area designed into it's closed loop HILED APB system. More algal biomass per day means increased CO2 capture/sequestration.

Another uinique feature is that this technology is not limited to one level per installation like direct solar technologies. Phyco2's HILED APB Technology, does not require direct sunlight. It can be stacked vertically providing increased algal growth on limited acreage. Most importantly, it does not require level or agricultural land for installation. Phyco2's HILED Algal Photobioreactor is a quantum leap in the next generation of the algae carbon sequestration to biofuels processes.


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