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Table 3 Annual biofuel production estimates derived from algae growth in wastewater nutrients in the Tampa Bay area, FL

From: Wastewater use in algae production for generation of renewable resources: a review and preliminary results

Description Source Algae biomass (tons yr-1) Biofuel (gal yr-1) Total revenue (US$ yr-1)1
Wastewater HFC AWTP 1,965 112,833 451,332
Wastewater WTS 1,091 156,712 626,848
Total   3,056 269,545 1,078,180
  1. 1Biodiesel cost $4.05 per gal taken from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), http://www.card.iastate.edu/research/bio/tools/hist_bio_gm.aspx, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.