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
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