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Algae Open Pond




Make sure you get the new book on Growing Algae in Open Ponds to make:

  • Biofuels
  • Health Foods
  • Organic Feritlizer
  • Animal Feed

For the first time Building Open Ponds provides the average person with a low cost method of growing algae at home or commercial scale.

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Growing algae in open ponds means construction costs are cheaper than photobioreactors, and at a minimum requiring only a trench or pond. Large ponds have the largest production capacities relative to other systems of comparable cost. Also, open pond cultivation can exploit unusual conditions that suit only specific algae. For instance, Spirulina sp.thrives in water with a high concentration of sodium bicarbonate and Dunaliella salina grow in extremely salty water. Open culture can also work if there is a system of culling the desired algae and inoculating new ponds with a high starting concentration of the desired algae.

Using raceways or open pond systems means everything is open to the elements. This can mean they are more vulnerable to contamination by other microorganisms, such as other algal species or bacteria. Open systems also do not offer the same levels of control over temperature and lighting that photobioreactors do. In addition, the growing season is largely dependent on location and, aside from tropical areas, is limited to the warmer months. Despite these drawbacks, the biggest systems in the world that produce thousands of tons of algae are open to the environment.

The newly released book, Building Open Ponds provides you with all the information you need to get started in the exciting area of biofuels or health foods.


Now Available! Global Algae Producers, Projects, Ventures, Technologies, Investors, and Market Forecasts

The Algae 2020 study is a fact-filled guide designed for investors, producers, researchers, consultants and entrepreneurs. Algae 2020 provides a comprehensive roadmap for the commercialization of biofuels, drop-in fuels, biochems and biomass markets.

The Algae 2020 study offers detailed insight for algae production systems, markets and strategies based on site visits with more than 40 organizations. Algae 2020 provides detailed case studies of leading companies, projects, ventures, public-private partnerships, research labs, and provides a set of scenarios, business strategies, market forecasts and an outlook for algal biofuels commercialization to the year 2020.

Excerpt from Algae 2020 Study: Top 11 Algae Investment & Market Trends for 2011 (pdf)

2020 Roadmap for The Commercialization of Algal Biofuels, Drop-In Fuels, BioChems
Algae 2020 provides a roadmap for scaling up algae production, and market strategies for attracting investment, partnership, and production towards commercialization. The study highlights leading projects and algae producers headed toward commercialization via the production of algal-based drop in fuels – renewable diesel, drop-in fuels, aviation fuels, and a biomass focus on high-value products including: green plastics and chemicals from algal biopolymers, livestock and fish meal, omega 3s, and pharmaceutical applications.

Algae for Biocrude, Drop-In Fuels, Aviation Markets, Biochems and Co-Products
For the Algae 2020 study, Emerging Markets Online examines multiple applications for algae to supply growing first generation biodiesel and ethanol markets. For 2nd generation and advanced biofuels markets, algae is attracting increased investment to create green bio-crude as a feedstock for petroleum and aviation companies.

For example, the US has invested more than 7 trillion dollars in its existing petroleum refining, storage, pipeline and distribution infrastructure. Algae oil or biocrude is a preferred alternative for petrol and aviation organizations. For these emerging markets for biomass-based fuels, Algae 2020 also measures market size and potential for algae to serve biodiesel, biofuels, drop-in fuels, biocrude, renewable chemicals, aviation, defense, CO2 capture, and early-stage consumer markets.

Commercialization Outlook: From R&D to Pilot to Demonstration Phases
A key finding from the Algae 2020 study: algal biofuels have matured significantly in the last few years, moving from small research labs, to pilot projects, to small scale demonstration projects, and now to first-stage pre-commercial trials for CO2 capture in a handful of projects.

Algae 2020 provides detailed case studies of leading companies, projects, ventures, public-private partnerships, research labs, and provides a set of scenarios, business strategies, market forecasts and an outlook for algal biofuels commercialization to the year 2020.

The Algae 2020 study Vol 2 (385 pages, 2011 update) presents a comprehensive perspective of the algal biofuels and biomass industry by directly visiting and surveying many of these endeavors and presents a composite of emerging solutions and outstanding challenges from wide sample of data sources, enterprises, and expert opinions. Algae 2020 provides detailed case studies of leading companies, public-private partnerships, research labs, and provides a set of scenarios, business strategies and an outlook for algal biofuels and biomass market commercialization to the year 2020.

For more information, or to order the Algae 2020 study, download the following prospectus, table of contents and order form

For more information, download the following prospectus, table of contents and order form

Algae 2020 Vol 2: Biofuels, Drop-In Fuels, Biochems & Market Forecasts

Now Available!
Algae 2020, 2nd Edition (update) was published February 2011, updating the original study, and including details on biofuels markets and an introduction to biochems, bioplastics, livestock feed, and high value co-product markets.

To order this study

download a table of contents and order form in pdf
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call telephone at +1 713 429 4905 (Houston, TX).

Media Coverage of the Algae 2020 Survey

Excerpts of initial findings from the Algae 2020 study have been featured in Forbes Magazine, Biofuels International, the Biofuels Digest, Renewable Energy World, The Houston Chronicle, and the Daily Telegraph UK.

About Emerging Markets Online

Emerging Markets Online (EMO) is a global biofuels and energy intelligence firm. EMO provides strategic business development advisory services, market research studies, management reports, and expert industry databases. Emerging Markets Online has been the recipient of Forbes Magazine’s prestigious “Best of The Web” award seven times consecutively.

For more information, or to receive a price list for EMO products and services, visit or call +1 713 429 4905 (Houston, TX)


Another good book about algae you can find here….

Learn how to Grow Algae at Home immediately for Biofuels, Health Food Supplements, Animal Feed and Organic Fertilizer.

algae book There has been an increased interest from people at home, teachers and students about producing a small, inexpensive guide for those who want to grow algae cultures.

There seem to be a few of books for the more advanced student or worker, but very few for inexperienced people. This book bridges that gap and has been written for those who have little experience.

To be successful in growing algae cultures, you must have patience. Also you need to exercise care, have some skill, not to mention having some luck! The best advice we can give you to grow algae at home, is not to try and “build Rome in a day.” Just begin at a small scale, and keep it as simple. Make one change at a time and observe results. You aren’t in a race, or a sprint…this is really more like a marathon. Above all else, take good notes so you can compare your work as you go and then you will know what works.

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Inside this comprehensive work you’ll get over 280 pages of “down and dirty” info, plus another 450 pages of collected information from across the globe… over 730 pages of gold-mine info. This book is one of the most authoritative publications on this topic.