Coccolith Producers

Paul Kugrens pkugrens at lamar.colostate.edu
Wed Nov 29 14:21:13 EST 2000


This message is posted on behalf of Miguel Olaizola.

We would like to ask for some guidance on the following. We are
searching
for microalgae that produce coccoliths (or other carbonate-based
structures). The ultimately goal is to set up a production system
using such organisms to mineralize carbon (CO2). In principle we 
will
be carrying out small scale experiments in flasks and chemostats 
(up
to 3 L capacity) and, based on earlier data, scale up the most
promising organisms to 25,000 L

outdoor photobioreactors. If you have a favorite bug that you think
might be useful for this work I would appreciate the following:

Name of organism?

Where was it collected?

Is it available from an established collection?

Would you be able to send us a culture?

What is its favorite growth medium, temperature, irradiance, pH?

Do you know under what conditions the organism overproduces
carbonates?

I thank you all for any help you might be able to offer us.
Sincerely,

Miguel Olaizola

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Miguel Olaizola, Ph.D.
Research Manager
Aquasearch, Inc.
73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy., Suite 110
Kailua-Kona, HI 86740
Tel: (808) 326-9301
Fax: (808) 326-9401
Email: molaizola at aquasearch.com
Web site: www.aquasearch.com
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