Algae Energy Farm

Located in Pinjarra Hills (outside of Brisbane, Queensland) and developed in partnership with support from the local livestock industry, Schenk Lab researchers have established the Algae Energy Farm, a prototype demonstration farm that deploys new cost-saving technologies to produce food, feed, nutraceuticals or biodiesel from microalgae.

The Algae Energy Farm was officially opened on August 19th, 2014.

Pinjarra Hills

The Algae Energy Farm is an off-grid 250,000-L demonstration module that uses especially developed low-cost technology for cultivation, harvesting and drying of microalgae. Utilising in-house expertise gained in laboratory environments, the Schenk Lab has established a pilot facility which yields an estimated 60 barrels of biodiesel and 50 tonnes of algal biomass per hectare per year.

A combination of the module with anaerobic digestion will allow fertiliser recycling for operation as a zero-input Algae Energy Farm.

For our industry partners we offer a 360° approach to algae cultivation, harvesting and extraction. This includes supply of suitable strains, training at the Algae Energy Farm as well as assistance with farm design, techno-economic analyses for various production scenarios, as well as assistance during farm construction and operation during the first 12 months.

Watch our Algae Biotech video. With thanks from UQNTV 14.