Oilgae Club - an Online Community for Algae Fuel Enthusiasts Worldwide.

Blogs under tag Ecopetrol

Solazyme Research in Algae Oil Posted by Aathmika on Sat October 09 2010 08:00:11 AM 1

Solazyme ,a biotechnology company and Ecopetrol continue to work together on algae oil and biproducts using microalgae.Solazyme enters into Third phase of research. and development with Ecopetrol in Colombia.
Ecopetrol (EC, NYSE), is  the largest company in Colombia and one of the four major oil companies in Latin America, to analyze manufacturing viability of algae-based diesel fuel using renewable Colombian feedstocks such as sugarcane and byproduct glycerol. 

   Solazyme founded in 2003 has a unique technology that allows algae to produce oil and biomaterials in standard fermentation facilities quickly, efficiently.
  The third phase will be conducting large-scale fermentation and engineering of demonstration scale facilities. Following this phase, the parties plan to move toward commercial deployment of renewable oil and fuel production.

   Do they have the answer for widespread usage of algae oil?