Thursday, June 12, 2008

Algenol - Third Generation Ethanol

More exciting news about bio-fuels. A US company plans to create millions of gallons of ethanol by 2009 out in the Mexican desert. One benefit of this technology...

Woods said Algenol will use a process he invented in the 1980s to coax
individual algal cells to secrete ethanol. That way, the fuel can be taken
directly from the vats where the algae is grown
while the organism lives on, using far less energy than drying and pressing the organisms for their oil.

Official site that highlights the many other benefits of this technology:

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