LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology is an excellent source of lighting. This view shows three photobioreactors designed by Toby Kinkaid for use under Algaedyne technology. Three photobioreactors are shown left which are outfitted with proprietary LED photon injectors for illuminating the internal water column with sufficient and specific photons which activate the primary and secondary pigments within the target algae. For most algae the primary pigment is Chlorophyll-a, with secondary pigments depending on species such as Chlorophyll-b, and Chlorophyll-c.
Chlorophyll-a absorbs photon energy at two specific peak wavelengths. Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) ranges from 400 nm to 700 nm in wavelength. However, Chlorophyll-a responds at both 440 nm and 680 nm with high-efficiency.
Algaedyne’s photon injector matches the emissivity of LEDs with the absorptivity of the Primary and Secondary Pigments.
Valuable species can be grown in controlled conditions.
Botryococcus braunii is highly valued for the large percentage of lipids which this taxa can contain. Generally slower growing compared to many other species, Botryococcus braunii can be cultivated as a source of biofuels.