Algae-Fed Bioreactor to Capture Ethanol Plant CO2 Emissions
New ethanol and bio-diesel from exhaust carbon dioxide! Is it actually possible? Veridium Corp does claim to have come up with such a technology. The technology is patent-pending. Veridium Corp’s this new technology can convert exhaust carbon dioxide from the fermentation stage of ethanol production facilities back into new ethanol and bio-diesel.
The bioreactor of Veridium’s uses iron-loving blue-green algae species, which is discovered thriving in a hot stream at Yellowstone National Park.
The Viridium BioStarch Recirculation System routes exhaust carbon dioxide from the fermentation stage of the ethanol production process through the bioreactor, where it is consumed by algae that are comprised of about 94% starch and about 6% oil. Presumably, the starch byproduct can be reclaimed for ethanol fermentation and the oil for biodiesel production. Veridium Corp is a subsidiary of GreenShift, which we’ve written about before.