Sapphire Energy Integrated Algal BioRefinery Dataset
The Sapphire Energy Integrated Algal BioRefinery (IABR) enabled the study of algae cultivation for use as biomass. This dataset provides details on operations run at two sites between 2009 and 2017. The data were published using GitHub, allowing interested users to browse the documentation, download specific files, and/or download the entire dataset.
Algae Strains (AS) are strains that were maintained in the Sapphire Culture Collection (SCC) at Sapphire Energy. It represents strains from early proof of concept work, such as Chlamydomonas and Arthrospira strains selected for biofuel research and strains used after the transition to Omega-3 production.
Media Recycle (MR) files detail the best way to condition algae media. Afterwards, a harvest was performed using polymer before it was returned to a pond. Results show that not conditioning the media was best for pond health and production.
Pest Electron Microscopy
Presentations and correspondence related to pests discovered in algae ponds. Pete Letcher, University of Alabama (retired), used electron microscopy to characterize the morphology of pests and aid in identification. Related manuscripts are provided for pests whose descriptions were published.
Process Flow Diagrams
Process Flow Diagrams (PFD) provide the general flow of plant processes and equipment, and relationships between major equipment.
Standard Operating Procedures
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) instruct personnel how to methodically complete tasks to ensure that they are performed in a safe and consistent manner.
Files not included elsewhere.
Cite this dataset as: Jessica Nicole Welch and Phillip A. Lee. 2022. SapphireEnergyIABR: Data from the Sapphire Energy Integrated Algal BioRefinery [Data set]. Zenodo. DOI