The main product of algae culture is a crude oil which can be fractioned into the same kinds of fuels and chemical compounds as fossil petroleum. Algal biofuels have been used to power jet aircraft as well as trucks, cars, ships and railway locomotives.
One ton biomass of microalgae sequestered 1.8 ton CO2.
Baya® microalgae, Nannochloropsis is a genus of marine algae under the algal class Eustigmatophyceae. It consists of about six species of algae, five of which are marine and one is freshwater. Nannochloropsis sp. lipid contents range from 31 to 68 dry weight %.
The lipid composition is 79% TAG, 9% polar lipids, 2.5% hydrocarbons, and the rest being pigments, free fatty acids, and other various molecules.
The cultivation process is taken in open pond. The system consists of a series of pre-culture open pond through which an algae inoculants and nutrients circulate over a day time period. The concentration of the algae doubles every four hours.
Salinity ranges from seawater can contain anywhere from 35 g dissolved salts to 37 g dissolved salts. Enriched sea water with Nitrogen & Phosphorus will be used as the algae nutrient source. The microalgae cell contains 50% lipid on a dry weight basis, and 80% of this lipid are triglycerides.