Hopper Algae Integration
Utilizing their delivered compressed CO2 the Hopper Plant would provide electrical power from a resource that is expected to be increasingly available at low costs. The Hopper Plants could discharge H2O saturated with CO2 when required by the biofuel facility producing ethanol, butanol, diesel and jet fuel. CO2 saturated H2O would be piped to feed the algae stock utilizing a necessary nutrient to produce electricity a greatly needed resource. HES power may solve or mitigate the economic roadblocks of infrastructure costs, maintenance, harvesting and biomass valorization.
Hopper Plant integrated into an Algae Wastewater Treatment advantages.
Algae is extremely effective at removing pathogens, phosphorus, nitrogen and other hazardous wastes and at the same time they produce much less sludge. Aeration is an energy intensive cost accounting for more than 50% of traditional waste treatment expenses. Algae’s by-product of O2 provides the necessary catalyst for the waste consuming bacteria that is used at sewage treatment facilities. HES can provide the CO2 saturated water necessary for the algae growth while utilizing all of the potential energy of the CO2 expansion for the treatment facilities power requirements.