Ideal for Countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Algae holds the key to environmentally and economically efficient forms of biofuel, food supply, cosmetics, animal feed and organic fertilizer. It’s incredibly versatile.

What it’s not is easy to replicate the technology that allows simple seaweed to be morphed into a commercial product from the comfort of your home.

Author David Sieg has teamed up with Steve Ewings, the founder of, to unravel the mysteries of unlocking algae’s potential. In his new ebook “Making Algae Photobioreactors” at Home Sieg presents scalable models of in-house algae photobioreactors designed to allow the grower to regulate the supply of light, nutrients, carbon dioxide, air and temperature to provide optimal growth conditions at a fraction of the cost of a pre-made photo bioreactor in today’s market.

“The bioreactor prevents, or at least minimizes, contamination from other algae species and bugs [and] allows easier cultivation of one algae strain,” says Ewings. “[The] closed system reduces evaporative water losses, and lower carbon dioxide losses equals higher cell concentrations-in other words, there are more grams of algae produced per litre of water.”
Even the most basic photobioreactors sell on the open market for tens of thousands of dollars. Using Sieg’s step-by-step guide anyone, regardless of their level of experience, can make a photobioreactor at home for less than $200 per unit. People are able grow their own health foods like spirulina, or even make biodiesel.

“Everyone else caters to the ‘special interests’ and corporations,” Sieg states. “From day one of opening [my] website I wanted a resource that was available to the ‘rest of us.'”

“Making Algae Photobioreactors at Home” also comes with complimentary access to “The PBR Book of Patents,” “The PBR Diary”, which shows the actual results (in glorious Technicolor) generated by the photobioreactors featured in the book, “The Online Resource List,” which shows shoppers where to go online to buy parts and algal cultures both domestically and abroad and a complete shopping list of parts needed to build each bioreactor.

This complete package sells on the open market for $98.99, with a portion of the proceeds going to fund similar projects in underdeveloped countries.

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2 Responses

  1. Many of these concepts could be just sales gimmicks of unscruplous businessmen wanting to sell their $ 200 kit and vanish.What Veronica says is true. Any technology that is small scale by nature is useful for poor and developing countries with large population. If there can be a power production methodology using solar or wind in small scale – it will be appropriate for Power exchange – why only carbon credits !

  2. This kind of low cost production of algae at very low cost is pretty good for all developing countries. Africa, parts of asia etc., NOtonly can they help develop low cost in fuel in the long run, they will in the short run Counter CO2 emissions. Growing algae will be outsourced to buy carbon credit. It is not in the distant future a bangladeshi farmer will be growing algae in his home made photobioreactor for shoe factory in Germany.

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