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Covering Outdoor Raceways

While most raceways are large ponds, built outdoors, to maximize the use of natural sunlight, they can struggle to perform in those open environments. 

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Material Concerns for Specific Production Methods

Raceway materials have to be selected by more than just their cost or suitability for algae production. 

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Lining Options for Algae Raceways

Algae raceways of all sizes and styles need impermeable lining solutions. 

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The Basic Components of Algae Raceway Ponds

Raceway ponds are affordable and effective algaculture systems that are usually built to take advantage of natural sunlight. 

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Open vs Closed Algae Production

While it’s common to see advanced glass or plastic bioreactors displayed in articles about commercial algaculture, many facilities actually rely on open raceways or ponds instead. 

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What Does Algae Need to Grow?

As much as algae tend to take over everything from aquariums to natural lakes, it’s surprising that it needs any care at all to flourish.

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Why Is It So Challenging to Grow Algae?

With so many promising uses for algae, it’s a wonder that the commercial algaculture industry is still relatively new and small. 

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The Potential of Large-Scale Algae Production

While algae have been cultured somewhat informally around the world for many centuries as a food or feed source, large scale commercial production is still relatively new. 

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