Friday, November 20, 2009

Biodiesel from Diatoms

This is a photo of a pond in which a good bloom of Diatoms has been caused by using Nualgi. The oil from the diatoms can be seen floating on the surface.

No other input was used.
Diatoms present naturally in the water were allowed to bloom.

Harvesting of algae and extraction of oil are considered very difficult.
If oil from diatoms exits the diatoms on its own and floats up, then these two problems are solved.

1 comment:

mahesh said...

Fine, it solves the problem.... but what about the yield, how frequently you can harvest, whats the area needed for this process? Is it cost effective?