Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Aban has developed a novel mass cultivation technology using robust algal
strains to achieve higher biomass productivity round the year.
Algae mediated CO2 capture and fixation
Aban has developed a unique carbonation technology for effective
solubilization of CO2 from CO2 rich waste streams (flue gases) into algae
cultivation medium. Aban is currently working on a novel approach of using
robust algal strains for the fixation of CO2 from flue gases emitted by
thermal power plants, refineries and other industries.
Algae biomass harvesting
Over the years, various methods such as centrifugation, filtration,
flocculation and flotation have previously been developed in various parts
of the world for harvesting microalgae. However, economic viability of these
harvesting methods has not been proven yet for commercial-scale biofuel
applications. Aban has developed a novel “e-Zeta” process using surface
modified catalytic electrodes to harvest algal cells from the culture medium
and concentrate the biomass for downstream processing. Integration of e-Zeta
process for algae biomass harvesting with other cost effective secondary
dewatering techniques is a promising approach for commercial-scale algae
biofuel operations in future.
Biocrude production from algae and other carbonaceous
Aban has established the proof of concept for the production of biocrude
from algae and other renewable sources using a novel thermal conversion
technology using sub-critical water (SCW) extraction process. Aban is
currently developing technologies to upgrade the biocrude to green crude for
further refining in existing OIL refineries for the production of drop-in
biofuels such as green diesel and biojet fuels.
Upgradation and distillation of biocrude to produce
In collaboration with Muradel Pty Ltd, Australia and Chennai Petroleum
Corporation Limited (CPCL), Aban has developed a novel technology to process
the biocrude for producing drop-in biofuels.