Cyan React, LLC
We develop, design, and build, compact, high-efficiency bioreactors, and mutlistage closed cycle farm concepts, for use on Earth or beyond.
Bioreactors and Mutlistage Farms 101
- What is a Bioreactor?
A bioreactor (short for biological reactor) is a combination of machinery and living cells or organisms, use to convert chemicals and energy into other chemicals. One of our designs uses algae cells and patent-pending machines to convert light, carbon dioxide, and water, into oxygen, and also more algae. Some designs that share a common architecture use water plants such as Elodium for the same purposes.
- What is Photosynthesis?
Photosynthesis is a process in algae, bacteria, or plants, where sunlight is used to chemically combine carbon dioxide and water into sugars and oxygen. Some of our patent-pending designs maximize photosynthesis to recycle carbon dioxide and urea to make more algae or water plants and release oxygen to breathe.
- Why do I want a photosynthesis bioreactor (aka photobioreactor)?
To recycle carbon dioxide in tight environments (like space habitats or offices), or to make large quantities of algae or water plants (like Elodia et al.) for animal or human consumption. Can be joined with a bacteria or yeast fermenter to digest wastes into edible algae or water plant material. Can be used as a carbon offset too, or solely to process urine and carbon dioxide into clean water and oxygen.
- What are other kinds of bioreactors?
The soil is itself a bioreactor, as are septic tanks. Fungi (yeasts) and bacteria can be used with membranes and controlled envrionments in tanks to process a variety of inputs into needed outputs. High density aerobic bioreactors use oxygen and wastes to produce plant nutrients, yeast and bacteria protien foodstocks, and gases for use by plants. They break down compounds like cellulose, which would otherwise consume all the carbon in a closed cycle.
- High efficiency multistaged farms?
Multistage farms, use a combination of bioreactors (aerobic and photosynthetic), hydroponics, and optionally aquaponics, to convert waste water, gasses, and solids, into food, oxygen, and clean water. Stages are a way to contain each portion of the farm, with machinery and controls, to optimize and control production, minimizing footprint. Closed cycle farms, similar to those needed in space stations, long running space ships, closed envrionments, or space settlements, loop to fully and efficiently turn wastes into human usable air, water, food. Portions of the farm are useful on Earth in combinations to recycle human or animal wastes, convert carbon dioxide, and purify water. Requires a cross-discipliary engineering mindset.
- Here are a few papers and presentations to learn more:
Founded in 2017 to enable real world use of technologies first developed in 2015 though current in bioreactors, and space farm concepts. We will accept funding from a variety of sources, but are currently focused on core intellectual property, and protoype development. Will consult on space farm concepts and mutistage designs.
Bryce L. Meyer is published in space farms, bioreactors, and other technical areas, and has degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, and Biology. He also has real world experience with farming, engineering, fish, shrimp, and plant growth.
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