Siting algae cultivation facilities for biofuel production in the United States: trade-offs between growth rate, site constructability, water availability, and infrastructure.

@article{Venteris2014SitingAC,
  title={Siting algae cultivation facilities for biofuel production in the United States: trade-offs between growth rate, site constructability, water availability, and infrastructure.},
  author={Erik R. Venteris and Robert C. McBride and Andr{\'e} M. Coleman and Richard L. Skaggs and Mark S. Wigmosta},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={3559-66}
}
Locating sites for new algae cultivation facilities is a complex task. The climate must support high growth rates, and cultivation ponds require appropriate land and water resources, as well as transportation and utility infrastructure. We employ our spatiotemporal Biomass Assessment Tool (BAT) to select promising locations based on the open-pond cultivation of Arthrospira sp. and strains of the order Sphaeropleales. A total of 64,000 sites across the southern United States were evaluated. We… CONTINUE READING
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