AlgaXpert Explains Potential Of Algae to Industry, Farms
Jun Yoshitani, business development director for AlgaXperts, was a guest of Town and Country's Sustainable Issue Team. He delivered a presentation outlining a process by which wastewater treatment can incorporate cultivation of algae for the purpose of enhancing nutrient removal (total nitrogen and total phosphorus) and at the same time increase the potential for producing renewable energy at the plant.
He provided an overview of various algae cultivation technologies, and described a specific method that he believes is suitable for integration into existing municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, and AFOs in Wisconsin.
Jun quantified nutrient removal, energy production, capital and operating cost for a typical secondary plant with 1.0 mgd flow.
Slow Money Wisconsin
What Is Slow Money Wisconsin?
Slow Money Wisconsin is a regional chapter of the Slow Money Alliance. We are bringing people interested in investing in local food enterprises and sustainable farms here in Wisconsin together with the sustainable farms and local food entrepreneurs seeking investment. We are also looking to have some fun along the way.
Steering Committee consists of Grant Abert, Bartlett Durand, Tina Frailey, Jim Gage, Beth Gehred, Mark Olson, and Anne Pfeiffer with insights from Michael Hernke. Discovery sessions with farmers, entrepreneurs, economic developers, investors, bankers, cooperative owners, CEOs, CFOs, loan officers,technical assistance providers, restaurant owners, philosophers, activists, and Slow aficionados from here in Wisconsin and around the country have provided the meat to our bones to date.