; charset=UTF-8" /> Thermo-chemical Conversion to Make Biofuels From Algae – A Reality | Oilgae Blog

Comprehensive Algae Fuels Report

A detailed report on all aspects of the algae fuel value chain, the Comprehensive Oilgae Report will be of immense help to those who are on the threshold of investing in algae biofuels. More »

Algae-based Wastewater Treatment

Compiled by a diverse team of experts, with experience in scientific and industrial fields, the Comprehensive Report for Wastewater Treatment Using Algae is the first report that provides in-depth analysis and insights on this important field. It uses innumerable data and information from a wide variety of expert sources and market studies, and distills these inputs and data into intelligence and a roadmap that you can use. More »

Comprehensive Guide for Algae-based Carbon Capture

A Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs and Businesses Who Wish to get a Basic Understanding of the Business Opportunities and Industry Dynamics of the Algae-based CO2. More ››

Comprehensive Report on Attractive Algae Product Opportunities

The report provides an overview of the wide range of non-fuel applications of algae – both current and future prospects. It will provide entrepreneurs with an idea of how to derive more benefits from their algal energy ventures. The report provides detailed case studies, success stories and factoids of companies that have been involved in the algae products venture More »

Comprehensive Castor Oil Report

There is no other comprehensive report available for castor oil anywhere in the world. This is the first of its kind, and currently, the only one. More ››

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor, published by the Bioplastics Guide, is a unique guiding framework for businesses and entrepreneurs to chart a way forward provides a critical analysis of the status, opportunities & trends of the global bioplastics sector. More ››

Algae-Useful Substances





Other Novel Applications

Talk to us

Email: consult@eai.in


Call Narsi 7358263274

займ на карту ночью

Thermo-chemical Conversion to Make Biofuels From Algae – A Reality

April 1st, 2009 | 2 Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy-Products

You are at: Oilgae Blog.

“Key advantages for algae include prolific growth rates and relatively high oil contents in certain species,” said Lance Schideman, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Missouri.”In addition, algae can help clean up water resources with excess nutrients and can be grown on lands that aren’t useful for agricultural purposes.”

The traditional method to produce biofuel from algae calls for extracting algae oil from the other biomass components and converting it via transesterification, Schideman said, but extraction methods are relatively expensive.An alternative processing method is called thermo-chemical conversion, or TCC, a chemical process that transforms organic compounds in a heated and pressurized enclosure to produce a biocrude oil

“It simulates the processes that went on in the earth when our petroleum reserves were formed. You’re just doing it a lot faster,” Schideman said.”It’s my opinion that TCC will be a very important technology in helping biofuels from algae become a reality.”

See more

By the way, have you subscribed to the Oilgae Blog?; How about joining the Oilgae mailing list?; and our forum to discuss on with others?

Restless Leg Syndrome – Willis-Ekbom Disease

IIT Club

Green Expo

View the complete list of products from Algae
Click here

Leave a Reply 3125 views, 1 so far today | | posted by
Follow Discussion

2 Responses to “Thermo-chemical Conversion to Make Biofuels From Algae – A Reality”

  1. dug Says:

    Love these meaningless, numberless press releases. The TCC process obviously requires heat energy input. Without saying what the net energy output is and what its' cost will be – this guy might as well be speaking in tongues. With marketable algae cost at 10-20 times higher than petro diesel – this will have to be a very dramatic process to get anywhere near economic reality.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Yes, TCC is a energy consuming process. However, it depends how they harvest algae. If as they said they can harvest algae from the waste water and make the water clean as well as. The feedstock could be looked as free. This huge benefit could make their ratio of energy input/output less than 1. On the other hand, cleaning waste water could increase their credits.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Hot Algae Products (Click to know more)
Omega 3 Spirulina Astaxanthin Chlorella

Get in Touch

Send us a message to know more on how oilgae.com can help your organization.