Russell Industries, Inc.'s William R. Wilder, Ph.D., President of Axis Environmental Services, Inc., reports that the full scale production pilot reactor has been successfully growing algae since early March.
The Company said Initial low dosage inoculation has resulted in substantial population density, with current tests focusing on nutrient balance optimization and harvesting/extraction methodologies. The bench scale reactor has been inoculated with a high dose culture and is currently being monitored for growth curve parameters as well as nutrient consumption and CO2 dosage requirements. All operational goals are at or ahead of schedule, and samples for extraction efficiency will be collected in early April. Additional samples for verification of chemical and physical characteristics will also be collected in April and submitted to independent laboratories to validate suitability for various fuel applications.
Russell Industries is a developing alternative and renewable energy company. The Company is the majority owner of 255 unpatented Uranium mining claims in San Juan County in Southern Utah. The Company said it is also pursuing development of a commercial scale algae production facility through its subsidiary, Algae Farm.
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