To date, the PHYCO2 algae reactor has operated continuously for more than seven months and is still running. A new 1,000-liter reactor, based on a new patent-pending APB design, was also built and put in service. The new design builds upon the earlier research with lower anticipated operating costs, scalable design and higher productivity rates. The conversion process transforms CO2 to algae, which then can be used for a multitude of products, including nutrition for humans and animals, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
PHYCO2 LLC reached a new milestone in its three-year pilot program with Michigan State University, announcing the operation of its new, scalable algae production technology reactor, which will reduce the level of carbon emissions produced by electric power generation boilers.