15 new algae start-ups

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15 new algae start-ups

Postby 240Volvo » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:03 am

1984 Volvo 240 diesel with a single tank Elsbett conversion: electric fuel filter heater, FPHE, glow plugs, and injectors. Also injector line heaters and block heater, running 20%kero/80%WVO winter blend.
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Postby BMW Fan » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:33 am

Hi Clay,

pity is that the interview is 1 year old already.
If you check for success, none of these company report any, yet .
It is a long way from the small scale experiment to commercially interesting rates.
I follow up closely because algae could be interesting for the production of synthetic Diesel ( not Bio-Diesel through estherification )

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Algae Biodiesel: It's $33 a Gallon

Postby John Galt » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:26 pm

February 3, 2009
Algae biofuel startup Solix, for instance, can produce biofuel from algae right now, but it costs about $32.81 a gallon, said Bryan Wilson, a co-founder of the company and a professor at Colorado State University. The production cost is high because of the energy required to circulate gases and other materials inside the photo bioreactors where the algae grow. It also takes energy to dry out the biomass, and Solix uses far less water than other companies

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/ ... -5652.html
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