Easily made: An initial assessment of the capital investment for your algae farm
Use the SCHOTT PBR Calculator for planning your photobioreactor
You have already developed ideas on what your business model for algae breeding could look like. Now you need data to develop your first business case. Use the SCHOTT PBR Calculator to receive information that is important for your further planning:
Size of the photoactive volume of your PBR
You want to produce a certain amount of biomass per year with a tubular glass PBR.
The SCHOTT PBR Calculator calculates what size the photoactive volume of your photobioreactor must be in order to achieve your production targets.
Floor Space for your System
What floor space is required for the production plant with which you can produce the planned quantity of biomass? Once you know the photoactive volume your PBR must have, you can make a realistic estimate of the area required. The SCHOTT PBR Calculator provides you with this estimation.
Cost indication for glass tubes from SCHOTT
With the calculation of the photoactive volume, you can also find out very quickly the investment costs for the glass tubes that you should consider in your business case. The SCHOTT PBR Calculator provides you with reliable information on how you should calculate when using SCHOTT glass tubing.
Cost indication for a complete tubing system from SCHOTT
The tubular glass PBR not only uses glass tubes, but also additional parts such as pipe connectors and U-bends. At SCHOTT, you will receive all components from a single source, optimally matched to one another. Therefore, the SCHOTT PBR Calculator can also provide information about the investment required for a complete tubing system from SCHOTT.
Capital investment for total biomass production
When you create a business case, it is of course particularly important to know the capital investment for the entire biomass production plant. SCHOTT has gained experience in the structure of PBR costs in many PBR projects. Therefore, the SCHOTT PBR Calculator can give you an initial rough estimate of the capital investments for a biomass production plant in the dimension that you have planned.
To use the SCHOTT PBR Calculator, you only need to make five entries. For example: What type of algae do you want to breed? How much biomass do you want to produce per year? Etc. With just a few mouse clicks, you will immediately receive the required calculations for your scenario.