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Algae biofuel push by TATA Steel 6


A nine-member strong consortium has bid to follow successful trials on the Scunthorpe steelworks by boffins from Sheffield University.

TATA Steel bosses are backing this bid to build a production plant to convert algae into fuel. Chemical and biological engineer Professor Will Zimmerman, who heads up the Scunthorpe research, said progress was being made.

“The bid is for an integrated algal biofuel production plant with advances on five major steps of the production process for biodiesel from growing algae on their stack gas.”

A spokesman for the Scunthorpe Tata works said: “We are delighted to be hosting this work. Though it is still at an early stage, it has huge potential in the field of bio-diesel and renewable, alternative types of energy.


Adapted from Oilgae Club - http://www.oilgae.com/blog/2010/12/2782.html

Thu December 16 2010 04:02:54 AM by Anna algae  |  CO2 capture  |  Tata 2196 views

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  • Tue December 21 2010 11:45:51 AM

    Besides flue gas fed algae can you give some views on using algae for treating Factory effluents. Algae from such areas can go for non fuel disposal. your views

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  • Tue December 21 2010 11:45:54 AM

    Besides flue gas fed algae can you give some views on using algae for treating Factory effluents. Algae from such areas can go for non fuel disposal. your views

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  • Anna wrote:
    Tue December 21 2010 06:11:04 PM

    Hi. What type of factory effluents are you intending? there are various types of algae strains which can grow in the presence of effluents. If you let me know the industry you are targeting. I will be able to give you some views on this

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