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Environmental photobioreactor array (EPBRA) systems and apparatus related thereto

United States Patent

9,816,065
November 14, 2017
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A system is described herein that comprises one or more modular environmental photobioreactor arrays, each array containing two or more photobioreactors, wherein the system is adapted to monitor each of the photobioreactors and/or modulate the conditions with each of the photobioreactors. The photobioreactors are also adapted for measurement of multiple physiological parameters of a biomass contained therein. Various methods for selecting and characterizing biomass are also provided. In one embodiment, the biomass is algae.
Kramer; David (Okemos, MI), Zegarac; Robert (Okemos, MI), Lucker; Ben F. (Okemos, MI), Hall; Christopher (East Lansing, MI), Abernathy; Casey (Olalla, WA), Carpenter; Joel (Huntsville, AL), Cruz; Jeffrey (Okemos, MI)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (East Lansing, MI)
13/ 988,893
20130239461
November 22, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under. DE-EE0003046 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.