The Tidal Irrigation and Electrical System

renewable energy, carbon dioxide sink, biodiesel, and food from the ocean

Biomass Petroleum

Martin on Apr 12th 2008

The technology behind this process is well founded as can be seen by a wide variety of private and public research. However, all of the proposed algae-to-biodiesel processes require complicated machinery, large scale pumping, injection of biostock feed and the use of limited farm land. The Tidal Irrigation and Electrical System’s lagoon is one giant bioreactor. With light and water at maximum, the algae is given the perfect growth medium; deep ocean water (DOW). The amount of biomass produced is directly related the size of the lagoon which has a hugely beneficial economy of scale the larger you build it. Also, the water leaves the lagoon (or bioreactor) under tidal forces and so the energy lost to pumping is greatly reduced.