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Bio Crude - Algae after AF process
Algaefaction (PATENT PENDING)

The Algaefaction Process is a continuous process that converts algal biomass into a “light” biocrude that can be further processed through existing refineries. The Algal biomass containing from 15% to 92% solids and a proprietary catalyst is heated and pressurized for a specified amount of time. 


Hydrocarbon containing material (biomass) is fed into a gasifier. This material may be mixed with the algal crude produced in the process. The gasifier breaks down the hydrocarbon material into carbon monoxide, hydrogen and minor contaminates, known as Syngas. This syngas is at a temperature from 300 degF to 1500 degF. This hot Syngas is then transferred to the Algaefaction Reactor, where the heat is transferred to the reactor. The cooled Syngas exits the Algaefaction Reactor at reduced temperature for conversion into transportation fuels or electricity.

The Algal biomass containing from 15% to 92% solids and the catalyst is fed into the Preheater. The preheater heats the Algal biomass to between 200degF and 500degF. The Algal biomass exits the Preheater and enters the Algaefaction Reactor where it is heated in excess of 600degF.

The Algal Crude exits the Algaefaction Reactor. The Algal Crude may be fed into the gasifier, but the majority of the Algal Crude is transferred to the Preheater. The cooled Algal Crude Product is then collected and sold as crude or refined into transportation fuels.