Cleaner Meaner Greener

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The Global Challenge. 1. Alternative Energy Source. Electricity produced by hydrogen. Biodiesel. 2. Limit human produced nitrate run-off. Energy Crisis. 2 trillion gallons of oil on Earth estimated. ID: 339919 Download Presentation

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Cleaner Meaner Greener

The Global Challenge. 1. Alternative Energy Source. Electricity produced by hydrogen. Biodiesel. 2. Limit human produced nitrate run-off. Energy Crisis. 2 trillion gallons of oil on Earth estimated.

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Cleaner Meaner Greener

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The Global Challenge

1. Alternative Energy Source

Electricity produced by hydrogen

Biodiesel

2. Limit human produced nitrate run-off

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Energy Crisis

2 trillion gallons of oil on Earth estimated31 billion gallons of oil consumed each yearMaintain populationDo the math 32 years left of oil-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- United states produces an estimate of 3.3929x10^12 per year

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Nitrate Run-off

Nitrates that are not properly disposed of cause dead zones along coastline.

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Our solution

Chlamydomonas

reinhardtii

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Chlamydomonas

reinhardtii

is a single celled organism.

Produces

hydrogenase

which eventually ‘produces’ hydrogen.

Can be converted into biodiesel.

Nitrate-water from waste plants can be used as ‘fertilizer’ for the algae.

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What is hydrogenase?

http

://

scratch.mit.edu/projects/rubyrune/1796802

H

2

+

X

reduced

→ H

+

+

X

oxidized

X is

ferridoxin

, the electron carrier.

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Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell

The hydrogen from the algae would enter the fuel cell, which would in turn produce electricity.

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Biodiesel

1/7 of the area that is used to produce other biodeisel crops such as corn or soy.30% more energy can be produced per acre than any other form of energy.

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Why nitrates?

Fertilizer for the algaeLimit the environmental impact on water bodies i.e. hypoxia.RECYCLE, RECYCLE, RECYCLE.

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Resourses

A two department laboratory Biotechnology Green ChemistryGreenhouses

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The System at eneralgy

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Sulfur Removal

Using an aerator system, it eliminates the need of chemicals such as chlorine that would be harmful to our algae

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The Team

Hannah Kissinger, project leaderJulie Malota, technology coordinatorMelanie Wieler, technologistPamela Nicholas, head researcher

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Advisory Board

Charles JohnsonDr. Jeffrey LodgeJan PikulRene SanzCarla EbmeyerSerena MulliganEdward Nicefaro

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Why is it green?

Limits hypoxia

Produces hydrogen

Produces

biofuel

Uses the sun's light to cultivate the algae

Close to waste treatment plant for short distance trip

Use our product as energy for transport of nitrates 

0 emissions

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Budget

Total: $2,185,689.00

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Timeline

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In conclusion…

EnerAlgy provides the alternative energy sources, electricity produced by hydrogen and biodiesel. Both of which are produced by the algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. EnerAlgy recycles nitrates from waste plants to cultivate the algae, and to limit nitrate runoff to surrounding water bodies.EnerAlgy is

Cleaner, Meaner, Greener

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