## Re: Algae Oil Calculations

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• Hi bobby, to the best of my knowledge, the conversion rate is 1:1 but you will end up with 10-15% glycerol. Navid ... wouldn t you end ... than ... conversion
Message 1 of 6 , Jun 1, 2007
Hi bobby,

to the best of my knowledge, the conversion rate is 1:1 but you will
end up with 10-15% glycerol.

Navid

--- In oil_from_algae@yahoogroups.com, "Bobby Yates Emory"
<liberty1@...> wrote:
>
> Navid,
>
> Isn't the usual yield of biodiesel from oil about 80%? So
wouldn't you end
> up with .8 X 250 or 200 L?
>
> (Another reason why I think SVO may be a better long-term solution
than
> biodiesel - I hate giving up 20% of our output.)
>
> Bobby
>
> On 5/31/07, navid <n_moheimani@...> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Atma
> >
> > Here are the basic calulations for you:
> >
> > 1 metric ton = 1000 Kg
> > Resulting in:
> > 1000 x 0.2 = 200 Kg (assuming 20% lipid content and the
conversion
> > factor of 1:1)
> > Density of B100 = 0.88
> > Then 200 Kg = 250 L
> > 1 barrel is = 159 L
> > So from 1 ton of algae with 20% oil we should be able to produce
> > 1.567 barrel (roughly)
> >
> > The rest of calculations should be straight forward.
> >
> > Navid
> >
> > --- In oil_from_algae@yahoogroups.com <oil_from_algae%
40yahoogroups.com>,
> > Atma Roberts <cruzgrrl11@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Does anyone have the calculation handy for the # of gallons of
> > biodiesel that can be produced from one ton of algal dry weight,
> > assuming that the algal lipid content is around 20%? Would
someone
> > walk me through that calculation. Projecting forward, how much
algae
> > cake would be needed to to fuel all of the cars in California on
a
> > daily or yearly basis?
> > > -Atma
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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>
>
>
> --
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>
> Bobby Yates Emory
>
• Navid, I think you are correct. The process splits the original oil molecule apart and substitutes alcohol for part of it. You only end up with 80% of the
Message 2 of 6 , Jun 1, 2007
Navid,

I think you are correct.

The process splits the original oil molecule apart and substitutes alcohol for part of it.  You only end up with 80% of the original oil, but you add 20% of alcohol to it, so you end up 1:1.  And about 20% glycerol.

These are rough percentages and your 10-15% may be closer.

Bobby

On 6/1/07, navid <n_moheimani@...> wrote:

Hi bobby,

to the best of my knowledge, the conversion rate is 1:1 but you will
end up with 10-15% glycerol.

Navid

--- In oil_from_algae@yahoogroups.com, "Bobby Yates Emory"
<liberty1@...> wrote:
>
> Navid,
>
> Isn't the usual yield of biodiesel from oil about 80%? So
wouldn't you end
> up with .8 X 250 or 200 L?
>
> (Another reason why I think SVO may be a better long-term solution
than
> biodiesel - I hate giving up 20% of our output.)
>
> Bobby
>
> On 5/31/07, navid <n_moheimani@...> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Atma
> >
> > Here are the basic calulations for you:
> >
> > 1 metric ton = 1000 Kg
> > Resulting in:
> > 1000 x 0.2 = 200 Kg (assuming 20% lipid content and the
conversion
> > factor of 1:1)
> > Density of B100 = 0.88
> > Then 200 Kg = 250 L
> > 1 barrel is = 159 L
> > So from 1 ton of algae with 20% oil we should be able to produce
> > 1.567 barrel (roughly)
> >
> > The rest of calculations should be straight forward.
> >
> > Navid
> >
> > --- In oil_from_algae@yahoogroups.com <oil_from_algae%
40yahoogroups.com>,
> > Atma Roberts <cruzgrrl11@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Does anyone have the calculation handy for the # of gallons of
> > biodiesel that can be produced from one ton of algal dry weight,
> > assuming that the algal lipid content is around 20%? Would
someone
> > walk me through that calculation. Projecting forward, how much
algae
> > cake would be needed to to fuel all of the cars in California on
a
> > daily or yearly basis?
> > > -Atma
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > __________________________________________________________
> > _______________
> > > Be a PS3 game guru.
> > > Get your game face on with the latest PS3 news and previews at
> > Yahoo! Games.
> > > http://videogames.yahoo.com/platform?platform=120121
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Toward freedom,
>
> Bobby Yates Emory
>

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Toward freedom,

Bobby Yates Emory
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