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Aurora Algae Expands Operations to Perth, Australia 8

We all read recently that Aurora biofuels became Aurora Algae.


The company shifted its priorities by going in for co products first. It will follow up with biofuel soon.?

They are not the first to do this. In fact we had a discussion in our weekly discussion board abou this concept.

The topic was titled?

" Non-fuel products first, fuel next?"

Even during the announcement of their name and priorities change, they had drawn their timelines well and are now going as per schedule, I guess.




Aurora Algae, a producer of high-performance, premium algae-based products, today announced the company is expanding operations with the opening of a new regional headquarters in Perth, Australia. The new office, to be led by Australian Managing Director and Aurora Algae Co-Founder Matthew Caspari, will oversee the construction and operation of Aurora Algae's first commercial-scale facility in the Northwest region of the country.?

"As we searched for the ideal location of our first commercial production facility, we identified a number of key factors that were critical to delivering maximum value from our high-tech farming process"


The opening of the Perth office and ramp-up of commercial operations in Australia closely follows Aurora Algae?s launch of the industry's first photosynthetic platform for the production of sustainable, premium products. In Q3, the company announced an expansion of their product portfolio to include renewable fuels, high concentration Omega-3 fatty acids, high-density proteins and fish feed. The company currently employs 13 people in Australia and intends to more than double that number by year's end.?

"As we searched for the ideal location of our first commercial production facility, we identified a number of key factors that were critical to delivering maximum value from our high-tech farming process,?"said Matt Caspari.


"The combination of a perfect climate and the right blend of resources?including abundant seawater, industrial CO2 and skilled labor?made Northwestern Australia an ideal location for our initial, high-yield commercial facility. These elements combined with the outstanding support of the Australian government at all levels, makes Perth a perfect launching point for commercializing our technology."?

With algae widely recognized as the most productive source of biomass, Aurora Algae has optimized salt-water algae strains that thrive in open ponds, utilizing seawater rather than fresh water to conserve resources.?



Mon October 04 2010 01:46:19 PM by MiaFranceska aurora algae  |  australia  |  omega 3 fatty acid  |  proteins 1697 views
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