### Post by robomont on Jan 31, 2020 5:19:27 GMT

There are 4047 sq meters in an acre.times 20=80940grams per acre.equals 180 lbs of algae.with a 20 percent oil content even though some brag as high as 50.with an average 90% recovery of lipids.÷5 ×.9,÷ 7 lbs per gallon.

Equals about 4.64 gallons of unrefined bio-oil per acre.

A 500gpm pump process unit will pump 71 cubic ft per minute.if the pond is 12 inches deep with growth/most arent, then that's 71 square feet of area pumped.at 43650 sqft per acre,it takes 614 minutes to pump an acre,thats just over ten hours.so in 24 hours it can process 2.34 acres.which is 10.88 gallons in 24 hours.my process needs 8 gallons of diesel to run 24 hours.power machines and generators,that leaves 2.88 free gallons per machine per day.times 365 days is 1052 gallons per year.it would take ten x acres so as not to deplete algae stockpile from source,23.4 acres to be able to run the process.these are actual numbers from test and studies.as you can see,it's not very profitable to farm algae.in a years time 23.4 acres returned 1052 gallons of bio crude that still needs to be refined.at an efficiency of 90% on a refinery.now the return is down to 947 gallons of gasoline or biodiesel.i know a dollar a gallon is cheap but I use it as a matter of convenience in math.middle men,shipping etc eats into cost so I say ok robo.shoot for a dollar and let the other guys fight over the rest.

The thing is,the algae processor will cost 20k to build,if I lucked out and got land at a 1000$an acre,it's still close to 50k for not even a 1000$ of fuel.i haven't even added in nutrients,paddle wheels or water cost.

The biggest hurdle I've seen so far is in water removal.if 90% of the water could be removed before pumping through processor.i could increase the profit by 9x or in that ballpark.its still has to have some water for the algae to flow in for machine to work.its that out of the pond and in the machine that eats most of the cost.

Equals about 4.64 gallons of unrefined bio-oil per acre.

A 500gpm pump process unit will pump 71 cubic ft per minute.if the pond is 12 inches deep with growth/most arent, then that's 71 square feet of area pumped.at 43650 sqft per acre,it takes 614 minutes to pump an acre,thats just over ten hours.so in 24 hours it can process 2.34 acres.which is 10.88 gallons in 24 hours.my process needs 8 gallons of diesel to run 24 hours.power machines and generators,that leaves 2.88 free gallons per machine per day.times 365 days is 1052 gallons per year.it would take ten x acres so as not to deplete algae stockpile from source,23.4 acres to be able to run the process.these are actual numbers from test and studies.as you can see,it's not very profitable to farm algae.in a years time 23.4 acres returned 1052 gallons of bio crude that still needs to be refined.at an efficiency of 90% on a refinery.now the return is down to 947 gallons of gasoline or biodiesel.i know a dollar a gallon is cheap but I use it as a matter of convenience in math.middle men,shipping etc eats into cost so I say ok robo.shoot for a dollar and let the other guys fight over the rest.

The thing is,the algae processor will cost 20k to build,if I lucked out and got land at a 1000$an acre,it's still close to 50k for not even a 1000$ of fuel.i haven't even added in nutrients,paddle wheels or water cost.

The biggest hurdle I've seen so far is in water removal.if 90% of the water could be removed before pumping through processor.i could increase the profit by 9x or in that ballpark.its still has to have some water for the algae to flow in for machine to work.its that out of the pond and in the machine that eats most of the cost.