17 Facts About Algae fuel


Algae fuel, algal biofuel, or algal oil is an alternative to liquid fossil fuels that uses algae as its source of energy-rich oils.

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Since the need for alternative transportation fuel had subsided after World War II, research at this time focused on culturing algae as a food source or, in some cases, for wastewater treatment.

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Algae fuel can be used to produce 'green diesel' through a hydrotreating refinery process that breaks molecules down into shorter hydrocarbon chains used in diesel engines.

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Algae fuel scrubber is a system designed primarily for cleaning nutrients and pollutants out of water using algal turfs.

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Algae fuel can be grown on marginal lands useless for ordinary crops and with low conservation value, and can use water from salt aquifers that is not useful for agriculture or drinking.

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Algae fuel can grow on the surface of the ocean in bags or floating screens.

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Algae fuel cultivation requires no external subsidies of insecticides or herbicides, removing any risk of generating associated pesticide waste streams.

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Some products not used in the production of bioAlgae fuel include natural dyes and pigments, antioxidants, and other high-value bio-active compounds.

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Algae fuel can be grown in land that would not be considered suitable for the growth of the regularly used crops.

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Algae fuel Biomass Organization is a non-profit organization whose mission is "to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable and sustainable commodities derived from algae".

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The measure was discussed at the G20 in Pittsburgh where leaders agreed that "inefficient fossil Algae fuel subsidies encourage wasteful consumption, reduce our energy security, impede investment in clean sources and undermine efforts to deal with the threat of climate change".

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The algae-based renewable fuel promotion act was implemented to give biofuel projects access to a $1.

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Algenol's technology produces high yields and relies on patented photobioreactors and proprietary downstream techniques for low-cost Algae fuel production using carbon dioxide from industrial sources.

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Sapphire Energy is a leader in the algal bioAlgae fuel industry backed by the Wellcome Trust, Bill Gates' Cascade Investment, Monsanto, and other large donors.

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Algae fuel has been working on a new type of reactor which reduces the cost of algae cultivation.

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Algae fuel intends to team with some industrial partners to create a pilot plant using this process to make biofuel in industrial quantities.

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GeniAlgae fuel process combines hydrothermal liquefaction with catalytic hydrothermal gasification in reactor running at 350 degrees Celsius and pressure of 20 684.

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