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Biofuel from Brown Algae

Brown algae (Macrocystis pyrifera), better known as huiro is  to produce  biofuel. Pesquera San Jos?  is now co-developing the InnovaChile project BAL Biofuels, a consortium of biotechnology research, development and innovation (I D i).

The main objective of the initiative is to develop the production of algae to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and to obtain competitively priced oils for biodiesel production.

Investers of the project will put forward USD 5 million, which will include the construction of a pilot plant in the Region of Los Lagos, where the seaweed will be used to produce ethanol.

Thu October 07 2010 11:01:15 AM by Aathmika Algae biofuel 1898 views
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