Global Clean Energy forms strategic alliance with Algae Farm USA
Global Clean Energy Inc. and Algae Farm (USA) Inc. have formed a strategic alliance to bring feedstocks to sustainable, scalable and profitable applications based on the work done by Algae Farm USA.
Algae Farm USA’s pilot prototype and full-Scale model, with proof-of-concept pilot to scale production validation report, were completed in 2010. The company's trademarked Algapond was completed in January 2012.
Currently, the leading producers of algal biomass utilize outdoor systems of ponds, each of which can be up to 1,000,000 gallons large, covering almost an entire acre. The most efficient of these outdoor systems is able to produce approximately 150,000 pounds of algal biomass per year (per acre). Although effective, these systems are not necessarily consistent or efficient as they rely heavily on water and temperature, which can be difficult to control given the unpredictability of weather.
Algae Farm's indoor Algapond system enables production in excess of 10 times the algal biomass than outdoor systems using the same amount of space. The average outdoor pond used 1 million gallons of water, while Algapond systems can achieve this with only 90,000 gallons. The Algapond system is versatile and will also allow for the extraction of the algae oil from the algal biomass resulting in both sellable algal oil and residual biomass.
The alliance has as the objective to produce commercial volumes of jatropha, algae and switchgrass. Furthermore, both companies believe that through application of Algae Farm USA’s tested system and refinements by Global Clean Energy, feedstock will be able to be grown profitably anywhere in the world where power, water and indoor or outdoor controls are available.
With this alliance in place, Global Clean Energy is in position to begin commercialization of feedstocks at locations which are being developed by the company.
Global Clean Energy is a waste-to-energy conversion solutions company, focusing on using available and developing technologies to convert waste into commercially viable energy, a process the company refers to as Reforming Environmental Salvage into Clean Usable Energy (RESCUE).