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Now shipping, the Model 4 is an entry-level, low-cost algae harvester designed to make it easier, faster and cheaper for producers and researchers to try and buy OriginOil’s proprietary harvesting technology. The Model 4 utilizes a continuous flow ‘wet harvest’ system to efficiently dewater, optionally rupture cell walls, and concentrate the microscopic algae harvest.
The Model 4’s flow rate is variable from 2 to 4 liters per minute (.5 to 1 GPM), with the potential to remove up to 99.9% of the initial water volume at the harvesting stage. The Model 4 will operate either continuously or intermittently for testing purposes on a wide variety of microalgae strains.
Features and Benefits
|Feed algae water directly from growth system||No pre-concentrating or dewatering required||Savings in CAPEX and OPEX|
|Dewatering uses electromagnetic pulses and biomass concentrator||No added chemicals in process||Eliminates conflicts in downstream refining, processing or biomass usage|
|Low energy electromagnetic pulses to compromise algae cells||Total energy less than one kWh per cubic meter||Optionally ruptures cell walls to make cell contents available for downstream processes|
|Integrated biomass concentrator||Removes up to 99% of the water from the algae||Savings in OPEX by removing most of the water early in the process|
|High continuous throughput||Scalable and efficient||Reduced CAPEX and OPEX|
|Skid mounted modules||Easy Installation||Savings in installation cost|
Why The Model 4?
Algae producers know they don’t have the right technology for sustainable harvesting, but they aren’t sure the new technology will work for them. This leads to wasteful and lengthy evaluation periods.
This new trial-size model cuts through that process by letting producers evaluate very quickly and make a decision to move up to full scale. The Model 4 is also perfect for ongoing use in research labs.
The Model 4 is priced at $50,000 FOB Los Angeles. Credits will be available for upgrading or trading in the Model 4 to larger systems. OriginOil will also offer training and certification in high-speed algae production and harvesting at its Los Angeles headquarters. Our experts in growth and harvesting are available for consultation.
- Flow Rates: Variable based upon operator controlled settings:
- Minimum: 2 LPM (0.5 GPM) – processing 3,000 liters per day in continuous harvest.
- Maximum: 4 LPM (1 GPM) – processing 6,000 liters per day in continuous harvest.*
*(Sufficient for a 30,000 liter growth facility at 20% daily harvest)
- Microalgae concentration: Wide flexibility from less than 125mg to 1g/liter dry weight and beyond.
- Dimensions: Length 152 cm, width 66 cm, height 152 cm (L 5’-0”, W 2’-2”, H 5’-0”).
- Weight: 210 kg (400 pounds).
- Electrical requirements: 120/240 volts, 50/60 hertz
- Power consumption: Approximately 0.00077 kWh per liter.
Download Model 4 Data Sheet: HERE
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Higher Capacity Models
If you are interested in harvesting up to 200 liters per minute, please see our Model 200.
OriginOil has also shipped harvesting systems rated up to 285 liters per minute. All systems above the Model 200 are custom-quoted at this time.
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