The value of post-extracted algae residue Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper develops a hedonic pricing model for post-extracted algae residue (PEAR), which can be used for assessing the economic feasibility of an algal production enterprise. Prices and nutritional characteristics of commonly employed livestock feed ingredients are used to estimate the value of PEAR based on its composition. We find that PEAR would have a value lower than that of soybean meal in recent years. The value of PEAR will vary substantially based on its characteristics. PEAR could have generated algal fuel co-product credits that in recent years would have ranged between $0.95 and $2.43 per gallon of fuel produced. 2012 Elsevier B.V.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Bryant, H. L., Gogichaishvili, I., Anderson, D., Richardson, J. W., Sawyer, J., Wickersham, T., & Drewery, M. L.

citation count

  • 60

complete list of authors

  • Bryant, Henry L||Gogichaishvili, Ilia||Anderson, David||Richardson, James W||Sawyer, Jason||Wickersham, Tryon||Drewery, Merritt L

publication date

  • October 2012