• John Handshoe posted an update 1 year, 2 months ago

    Originally we were planning on basing our feasibility study on algae production on surface pond. Due to the fact that the optimal growing season for algae is during the summer months and because surface mine maps aren’t always accurate as the location and current condition of ponds, we decided to collect samples from multiple sources in addition to surface mine ponds. We have opted to use Spirulina as our species because of it’s rapid growth, lipid volume, and use as a food source. Also, we decided to grow the
    Spirulina inside rather than outside, giving us the ability to control lighting and temperature