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A. MSU pilot anaerobic dgiestion and algal cultivation facility

The MSU pilot anaerobic digestion/algal cutlivation facility is located next to MSU dairy farm. The facility inclues a 250,000 gallon plug-flow anaerobic digester, a 270 x 50 x 3' (L x W x D) raceway algal cultivation pond, a solar-biopower unit on the south MSU campus.

Location of the MSU pilot anaerobic digestion and algal cultivation facillity

Algal ponds

A small scale solar-power unit

Anaerobic digester with feeding unit

B. The Bioenergy/Bioproducts lab

The Bionergy/Bioproducts lab at the Department of Biosystems and Agricutlural Engineering is located at Room 3, Farrall hall. Major equipments in the labratory are listed as follow.

1. New Brunswick Scientific Bioflo 110 5 Liters fermentors

2. 2 L Parr thermal reactor

3. Shimadzu UV1800 spectrophotometer

4. Shimadzu Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)

5. Shimadzu Gas Chromatography

6. Shimadzu HPLC with RI and PDA detectors

7. Fiber analyzer

8. Eppendorf PCR Mastercycler® pro Thermal Cyclers

9. Bio-Rad vertical electrophoresis system

10. UVP DigiDoc-It™ Imaging System

11. Shakers and incubators

Shimadzu HPLC

Shimadzu UV-1800 spectrophotometer


New Brunswick Scientific Bioflo 110 with Biocommand Lite

New Brunswick Innova 2050 Shaker


Thermo Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet

Nikon Eclipse 50i Microscope


Shimadzu Gas Chromatography


Shimadzu Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)


Eppendorf Mastercycler® pro Thermal Cyclers & Bio-rad electriphoresis

UVP DigiDoc-It™ Imaging System


Incubators and Shakers


Thermo MaxQ Shakers

Steam treatment unit with Parr reactor



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