Diversified Technologies, Inc. Installs PEF System at ASU for AzCATI

BEDFORD, MA – Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) developer of PowerMod™ high voltage, high power pulse modulators, DC power supplies, and process control systems has installed a PEF (pulsed electric field) Laboratory System at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) on Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus. According to Thomas A. Dempster, PhD, AzCATI Lab Manager “the PEF System will facilitate process development and trials for companies and institutions involved with the growing algal biofuel industry.”

AzCATI serves as a national testbed for research, testing, and the commercialization of algae-based products such as biofuels, pharmaceuticals, nutra-ceuticals, and other algae biomass co-products. Funded in part by the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the Center’s mission is to enable the development of innovative and sustainable technologies for the production of microalgae feedstocks for biofuels and bioproducts.

DTI’s PEF Laboratory System streamlines the extraction of oils from algal cells early in the bio-refining process and allows for production scalability. According to Michael Kempkes, VP of Marketing, “the low energy PEF process of lysing algae cells would account for $0.03/l the price of algae-derived biofuel compared to $0.45/l for conventional drying before solvent extraction.”

For more information contact:

Thomas A. Dempster, PhD, AzCATI Lab Manager

e-mail: dempster@asu.edu  or

Diversified Technologies, Inc.

Michael A. Kempkes, VP of Marketing

35 Wiggins Ave.

Bedford, MA 01730-2345

(781) 275-9444 x211 FAX (781) 275-6081

e-mail: kempkes@divtecs.com


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