- 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:>

wouldn't you end

> Navid,

>

> Isn't the usual yield of biodiesel from oil about 80%? So

> up with .8 X 250 or 200 L?

than

>

> (Another reason why I think SVO may be a better long-term solution

> biodiesel - I hate giving up 20% of our output.)

conversion

>

> 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

> > factor of 1:1)

40yahoogroups.com>,

> > 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%

> > Atma Roberts <cruzgrrl11@>

someone

> > 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

> > 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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> 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 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.

BobbyOn 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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