In one embodiment, an algae cultivation system includes a basin that contains a liquid and a photobioreactor at least partially immersed in the liquid of the basin, the photobioreactor comprising a closed container including multiple panels that together define an interior space in which algae can be cultivated, at least one of the panels being transparent, the photobioreactor further comprising an inflatable float associated with the container that can be filled with a gas to change one or both of the position and orientation of the container within the liquid.
Yeh, Daniel H.; Drexler, Ivy Lea Cormier; Pickett, Melanie; and Fulcher, David, "Systems and methods for cultivating algae" (2022). USF Patents. 1307.
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