Aviation fuel from algae

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Aviation fuel from algae

Postby clara » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:44 pm

Hi,
Any body know what is exact process of making algae aviation fuel...
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Re: Aviation fuel from algae

Postby greengold09 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:32 pm

Hu and Sommerfeld have identified specific algal strains that can convert a significant portion of their cellular mass into a type of oil that is a group of "medium-chain fatty acids". The oil produced by these particular algae is high in concentration of medium-chain fatty acids, which,after deoxygenation treatment, closely mirrors the length of the hydrocarbon chains found in what is commonly called kerosene. Kerosene, when mixed with minor amounts of fuel additives, is known as JP8 or Jet A, which is suitable for use in jet aviation applications.


Source: http://www.azte.com/files/heliae_press_release.pdf
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Re: Aviation fuel from algae

Postby guru » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:51 pm

Is there any other company other than solazyme is in Aviation fuel from algae industry?
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Re: Aviation fuel from algae

Postby clara » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:04 pm

Apart from solazyme, Sapphire energy and Aquaflow bionomics are also working in algae Jet fuel production... But aquaflow defines their product as "synthetic paraffinic kerosene". Anybody have any idea what it is exactly?
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Re: Aviation fuel from algae

Postby dev » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:06 pm

Here is one article about the companies involved in algae jet fuel production:

http://earth2tech.com/2008/12/24/algae-in-the-air-5-startups-turning-algae-into-jet-fuel/

They have given two more companies- Inventure chemicals and algenol.
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