Thursday, 7 January 2010

CO2 to Biodiesel via Algae

Algae Cultivation Near Power Plant

Algae live on a high concentration of carbon dioxide-the Green house gas (GHG), nitrogen dioxide (NO2)-a pollutant of power plants and diesel exhaust. These pollutants in the atmosphere from the automobiles, cement plants, breweries, fertilizer plants, steel plants are nutrients for the algae. Algae production facilities can thus be fed with the exhaust gases from fossil fuels of these plants to significantly increase productivity and clean up the air.

Algae thrive on a high concentration of carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a pollutant of power plants, is a nutrient for the algae. Algae production facilities can thus be fed exhaust gases from fossil fuel power plants to significantly increase productivity and clean up the air.

Inventure Chemical and Seambiotic have announced that they have formed a joint venture to construct a pilot commercial biofuel plant with algae created from CO2 emissions as a feedstock. The plant will use algae strains that Seambiotic has developed coupled with conversion processes developed by Inventure to created ethanol, biodiesel and other chemicals.

Flow Diagram for Microalgae Production with Introduction of CO2 from Fossil Fuel Fired Power Plants.

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