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Integrated Algal Flow-Way, Digester, and Fuel Cell Demonstration Project

In 2016 and 2017, an innovative demonstration project was designed, built, and operated to close the energy loop by producing on-site electricity for the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) at its Dundalk Marine Terminal (DMT). The project successfully established the feasibility of integrating an algal flow-way, anaerobic algal digesters, a biogas collection and conditioning unit, and a fuel cell to convert algae to energy. This project incorporated multiple best management practices for improving water quality, reducing air emissions, and integrating alternative fuel sources at marine terminals.  

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Last updated: Friday, October 9, 2020