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Published on March 29th, 2008 | by Christopher DeMorro

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First Algae Biodiesel Plant Goes Online: April 1, 2008


algae biodiesel, algae, biodiesel, algaculture, biofuelPetroSun has announced it will begin operation of its commercial algae-to-biofuels facility on April 1st, 2008.

The facility, located in Rio Hondo Texas, will produce an estimated 4.4 million gallons of algal oil and 110 million lbs. of biomass per year off a series of saltwater ponds spanning 1,100 acres. Twenty of those acres will be reserved for the experimental production of a renewable JP8 jet-fuel.

Gordon LeBlanc, Jr., CEO of PetroSun, had this to say:

“Our business model has been focused on proving the commercial feasibility of the firms’ algae-to-biofuels technology during the past eighteen months. Whether we have arrived at this point in time by a superior technological approach, sheer luck or a redneck can-do attitude, the fact remains that microalgae can outperform the current feedstocks utilized for conversion to biodiesel and ethanol, yet do not impact the consumable food markets or fresh water resources.”

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Microalgae have garnered considerable attention, since acre-by-acre microalgae can produce 30-100 times the oil yield of soybeans on marginal land and in brackish water. The biomass left-over from oil-pressing can either be fed to cattle as a protein supplement, or fermented into ethanol.

The big problem has been figuring out how to collect and press the algae, and in the case of open ponds, to prevent contamination by invasive species. PetroSun seems to have figured it out, and this may be the first algae biofuel plant to get off the ground.

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  • http://www.makezine.com idkfa

    This is awesome news! Algae for oil can be so great in so many ways. Now we just need to turbo diesel everything and have some performance vehicles that run off almost carbon-neutral fuel.

  • http://www.makezine.com idkfa

    This is awesome news! Algae for oil can be so great in so many ways. Now we just need to turbo diesel everything and have some performance vehicles that run off almost carbon-neutral fuel.

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  • http://quiz.devbook.com/ Quiz Guy

    How could this be the first biodiesel plant? I heard the other day there was this new gas station downtown that sold biodiesel.

  • http://quiz.devbook.com/ Quiz Guy

    How could this be the first biodiesel plant? I heard the other day there was this new gas station downtown that sold biodiesel.

  • http://www.envirovore.com Heather M

    Why doesn’t a company just figure out a way to filter and collect the algae that is overabundant at the mouth of the Mississippi, rather than further salinizing inland soils with seawater ponds?

  • http://www.envirovore.com Heather M

    Why doesn’t a company just figure out a way to filter and collect the algae that is overabundant at the mouth of the Mississippi, rather than further salinizing inland soils with seawater ponds?

  • name

    So how about some details?

    What is its capacity…how much per gallon?

    Details we need details!

  • name

    So how about some details?

    What is its capacity…how much per gallon?

    Details we need details!

  • Chris Kantmann

    Really? On APRIL FOOLS DAY? Where can I buy stock???

  • Chris Kantmann

    Really? On APRIL FOOLS DAY? Where can I buy stock???

  • http://www.altenergystocks.com Tom Konrad

    “Seems to have firured it out? More like “Claims to have figured it out.” I have found no evidence that they have developed any technology for the purpose.

  • http://www.altenergystocks.com Tom Konrad

    “Seems to have firured it out? More like “Claims to have figured it out.” I have found no evidence that they have developed any technology for the purpose.

  • http://www.greenthumbstocks.com GTS

    Algae biofuels look to be a promising technology for the future.

  • http://www.greenthumbstocks.com GTS

    Algae biofuels look to be a promising technology for the future.

  • Mike

    Petro Sun? Well…. My point is that instead of having another oil co. who is is in partnership with the government. We should all learn to make our own small batch biodiesel and save the 3-4 dollars a gallon they will charge us for a product that maybe .. what .25$ to .50$ a gallon! lets have a real revolution!

  • Mike

    Petro Sun? Well…. My point is that instead of having another oil co. who is is in partnership with the government. We should all learn to make our own small batch biodiesel and save the 3-4 dollars a gallon they will charge us for a product that maybe .. what .25$ to .50$ a gallon! lets have a real revolution!

  • DialSoap

    Expect to see major announcement involving a Fortune 25 company in the next few weeks.

  • DialSoap

    Expect to see major announcement involving a Fortune 25 company in the next few weeks.

  • http://www.v1shop.com/blog/ Jon

    Just Excellent!!!

  • http://www.v1shop.com/blog/ Jon

    Just Excellent!!!

  • John

    This is not the only one ready to launch. This companies will be sprouting up all over the place but the feasibility of it is more extensive than originally thought. I’ll be surprised if a significant amount of oil is made in the next 3 years.

  • John

    This is not the only one ready to launch. This companies will be sprouting up all over the place but the feasibility of it is more extensive than originally thought. I’ll be surprised if a significant amount of oil is made in the next 3 years.

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  • Sasha

    Greenfuel Technologies says they are charging $92 mil to a European company to build a plant there, won’t it be somethin if the rednecks figured it out for less than that? Texas Longhorns rule!

  • Sasha

    Greenfuel Technologies says they are charging $92 mil to a European company to build a plant there, won’t it be somethin if the rednecks figured it out for less than that? Texas Longhorns rule!

  • Jeremy Adam

    I agree with Mike, which is why I have been making my own BioDiesel for 5 years. I offer classes that teach others how to make it as well. If you are interested my email address is TheJeremyAdam@yahoo.com. I put myself at risk by publishing my email address but I do so because I feel so strongly about democratizing this wonderful fuel. Please let me know if you are interested.

  • Jeremy Adam

    I agree with Mike, which is why I have been making my own BioDiesel for 5 years. I offer classes that teach others how to make it as well. If you are interested my email address is TheJeremyAdam@yahoo.com. I put myself at risk by publishing my email address but I do so because I feel so strongly about democratizing this wonderful fuel. Please let me know if you are interested.

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  • http://gas2.org Clayton B. Cornell

    Making your own biodiesel is fantastic, but it’s based on a finite supply of used cooking oil. This announcement is talking about high-volume production of a domestic, renewable fuel that could offset a major amount of the petroleum used in the US.

  • http://gas2.org Clayton B. Cornell

    Making your own biodiesel is fantastic, but it’s based on a finite supply of used cooking oil. This announcement is talking about high-volume production of a domestic, renewable fuel that could offset a major amount of the petroleum used in the US.

  • http://www.nationalalgaeassociation.com b cole

    National Algae Association – Almost Sold Out

    The Woodlands, Texas

    Algae: The Next Biofuel

    Inaugural

    Algae Commercialization

    Business Plan and Networking Forum

    April 10, 2008

    http://www.nationalalgaeassociation.com

  • http://www.nationalalgaeassociation.com b cole

    National Algae Association – Almost Sold Out

    The Woodlands, Texas

    Algae: The Next Biofuel

    Inaugural

    Algae Commercialization

    Business Plan and Networking Forum

    April 10, 2008

    http://www.nationalalgaeassociation.com

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  • Bobby

    I hope we move forward with an eco friendly energy… makes sense right? But money talks and right now the boys with the big pockets are in the oil industry. Will they keep an alternative fuel at bay so they can continue their money grubbing? We can put a man on the moon, but we don’t have an electric sports car? We have the technology, but why can’t we use it?

    • http://Web Efrain

      We have an electric sports car. Check out Tesla the company and it two cars that get around 300 miles to the charge.

  • Bobby

    I hope we move forward with an eco friendly energy… makes sense right? But money talks and right now the boys with the big pockets are in the oil industry. Will they keep an alternative fuel at bay so they can continue their money grubbing? We can put a man on the moon, but we don’t have an electric sports car? We have the technology, but why can’t we use it?

  • John Russell

    I think Algae Oil has a great future. Algae doesn’t effect the food chain. It reproduces itself in 24 hours. It loves CO2, which enhances production. It gives back O2 to the atmosphere.

    Waste Water Plants across this land could make a big difference in producing algae oil

  • John Russell

    I think Algae Oil has a great future. Algae doesn’t effect the food chain. It reproduces itself in 24 hours. It loves CO2, which enhances production. It gives back O2 to the atmosphere.

    Waste Water Plants across this land could make a big difference in producing algae oil

  • Dustin

    Seriously, every farmer in the state is growing algae in their stock tanks. The challenge is how to mass produce fuel in an efficient and cost effective manner. Let’s hear about that part…

  • Dustin

    Seriously, every farmer in the state is growing algae in their stock tanks. The challenge is how to mass produce fuel in an efficient and cost effective manner. Let’s hear about that part…

  • Chris

    Your article is misleading. PetroSun will only begin construction in April – not operation. There is a big difference. They are not producing oil yet.

  • Chris

    Your article is misleading. PetroSun will only begin construction in April – not operation. There is a big difference. They are not producing oil yet.

  • sanjay murarka

    There was a clip covering Petrosun Inc. Is it possible to get to review that clip. How & When do we get to see it. Please reply to saymrarka@gmail.com

  • sanjay murarka

    There was a clip covering Petrosun Inc. Is it possible to get to review that clip. How & When do we get to see it. Please reply to saymrarka@gmail.com

  • sanjay murarka

    There was a clip covering Petrosun Inc. Is it possible to get to review that clip. How & When do we get to see it. Please reply to saymrarka@gmail.com

  • chirag gajjar

    I am interested to know complete process for the production of biofuel from ALGAE. which books should I refer or any one can suggest any other source for the production.

    Iam having 500 acres of land in Rajasthan, India were I wish to go for the prodution.

    Please let me know the minimum cost of the viable project.

  • chirag gajjar

    I am interested to know complete process for the production of biofuel from ALGAE. which books should I refer or any one can suggest any other source for the production.

    Iam having 500 acres of land in Rajasthan, India were I wish to go for the prodution.

    Please let me know the minimum cost of the viable project.

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    you guyswill really save the planet

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    you guyswill really save the planet

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  • http://none Roland Ilsen

    Very interesting. What is stock exchange symbol?

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  • Jessie Hutchinson

    Pleas name the types or type of algae.

  • Jessie Hutchinson

    Pleas name the types or type of algae.

  • Heather

    Filamentous algae as well as brown and gold diatoms.

  • Heather

    Filamentous algae as well as brown and gold diatoms.

  • Heather

    Filamentous algae as well as brown and gold diatoms.

  • Shaktisinh Maharaul

    Algae is the cheapest source of reneable energy. Compare to other source like crope as a Jatropha it contain high % of oil as well as the production time is also less. Algae can produce in marine water and fresh water and also occupy less space.

    – Shaktisinh Maharaul

  • Shaktisinh Maharaul

    Algae is the cheapest source of reneable energy. Compare to other source like crope as a Jatropha it contain high % of oil as well as the production time is also less. Algae can produce in marine water and fresh water and also occupy less space.

    – Shaktisinh Maharaul

  • Shaktisinh Maharaul

    Algae is the cheapest source of reneable energy. Compare to other source like crope as a Jatropha it contain high % of oil as well as the production time is also less. Algae can produce in marine water and fresh water and also occupy less space.

    – Shaktisinh Maharaul

  • http://www.lizzyluvschoco.blogspots.com Lizzy

    I hope this particular idea works, because it probably could solve quite a few problems we are facing.

  • http://www.lizzyluvschoco.blogspots.com Lizzy

    I hope this particular idea works, because it probably could solve quite a few problems we are facing.

  • http://www.lizzyluvschoco.blogspots.com Lizzy

    I hope this particular idea works, because it probably could solve quite a few problems we are facing.

  • don

    Petro Sun should look into processing Algae from the Gulf of Mexico since it has become the largest Algae pond in the US. It would clean up the dead zone and provide fuel and fertilizer for the farmers so they could keep the process going. just a thought

  • don

    Petro Sun should look into processing Algae from the Gulf of Mexico since it has become the largest Algae pond in the US. It would clean up the dead zone and provide fuel and fertilizer for the farmers so they could keep the process going. just a thought

  • don

    Petro Sun should look into processing Algae from the Gulf of Mexico since it has become the largest Algae pond in the US. It would clean up the dead zone and provide fuel and fertilizer for the farmers so they could keep the process going. just a thought

  • ssekatawa geoffrey

    I would like to involve in making biodiesel from algae together with your suport

  • ssekatawa geoffrey

    I would like to involve in making biodiesel from algae together with your suport

  • fatahuddin djauzak

    It would be very nice to have our own biodiesel microplant. where can I get howtos for this algae biodilsel microplant. I’d like to have my own.

    I have a 20.000 m2 pond idle… I’m Imagining running my car on this hot biodiesel oneday… soon !

  • fatahuddin djauzak

    It would be very nice to have our own biodiesel microplant. where can I get howtos for this algae biodilsel microplant. I’d like to have my own.

    I have a 20.000 m2 pond idle… I’m Imagining running my car on this hot biodiesel oneday… soon !

  • sapan

    which species of algae are used to produce this biodiesel…i am very much interested in this project..can u please send me the details , about how it works and all?

  • sapan

    which species of algae are used to produce this biodiesel…i am very much interested in this project..can u please send me the details , about how it works and all?

  • http://www.porchmusic.com Zach Daniels

    Power to the bio fuel. This is the way of the future. This is very exciting.

  • http://www.porchmusic.com Zach Daniels

    Power to the bio fuel. This is the way of the future. This is very exciting.

  • http://www.porchmusic.com Zach Daniels

    Power to the bio fuel. This is the way of the future. This is very exciting.

  • stanley kurtz

    The biology of algal growth, chemistry, and genetics have been known for years. More important, the growth is a CO2 sink, like all green plants and trees, and offers a jump start in reducing this polluting atmospheric gas in huge amounts as the “farms” (ponds)go into operation. If the corn, soy, and palm oil industries can be preventeed from blocking this Godsend, we can increse production in geometric fashion within the next several years.

  • stanley kurtz

    The biology of algal growth, chemistry, and genetics have been known for years. More important, the growth is a CO2 sink, like all green plants and trees, and offers a jump start in reducing this polluting atmospheric gas in huge amounts as the “farms” (ponds)go into operation. If the corn, soy, and palm oil industries can be preventeed from blocking this Godsend, we can increse production in geometric fashion within the next several years.

  • http://apoptotic.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/whats-the-deal-with-biofuels/ Apoptotic

    I have an article researching algae as a biofuel available here:

    http://apoptotic.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/whats-the-deal-with-biofuels/

  • http://apoptotic.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/whats-the-deal-with-biofuels/ Apoptotic

    I have an article researching algae as a biofuel available here:

    http://apoptotic.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/whats-the-deal-with-biofuels/

  • http://apoptotic.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/whats-the-deal-with-biofuels/ Apoptotic

    I have an article researching algae as a biofuel available here:

    http://apoptotic.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/whats-the-deal-with-biofuels/

  • Jim R – Independent

    I am a little confused by the statement at the end of the article. “PetroSun won’t be making fuel immediately, but plans on either building or acquiring ethanol and biodiesel production plants.” Is PetroSun going to produce fuel or not? Why are they building or acquiring biodiesel production plants if they are not going be making fuel?

  • Jim R – Independent

    I am a little confused by the statement at the end of the article. “PetroSun won’t be making fuel immediately, but plans on either building or acquiring ethanol and biodiesel production plants.” Is PetroSun going to produce fuel or not? Why are they building or acquiring biodiesel production plants if they are not going be making fuel?

  • Tony

    PetroSun Withdraws From Algae-to-JP8 Program

    Tuesday August 5, 12:37 pm ET

    http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/080805/0422133.html

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ–(MARKET WIRE)–Aug 5, 2008 — PetroSun, Inc. (Other OTC:PSUD.PK – News) announced today that the company has notified Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) that it is withdrawing as a team member as it relates to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) BAA08-07 Biofuels-Cellulosic and Algae Feedstocks program.

    Although it was an honor to be selected as a team member with such an elite group of companies, PetroSun has chosen to go down a separate path in order to expedite the potential of algae being processed into a commercial jet fuel,” stated Gordon LeBlanc, Jr., CEO of PetroSun, Inc. “The DARPA program has been stalled due to a protest that was filed on May 29th by a firm that was excluded from the DARPA decision. Our withdrawal was prompted by the uncertainty of the award process, combined with an opportunity to initiate a project with a renewable fuel refiner and a commercial jet fuel end-user. PetroSun’s corporate position acknowledges a true sense of urgency to prove that algae-to-biofuels can become an immediate part of the solution for our nation’s energy independence.”

    About PetroSun

    PetroSun’s operations include oil and gas exploration, development, production, oilfield tubular sales and algae-to-algal oil alternative biofuel production. The oil and gas division is focused on the exploration of the Holbrook Basin of Arizona, the San Juan Basin of New Mexico, Australian based prospects and the development of oil and gas reserves in Louisiana. PetroSun Oilfield, a wholly owned subsidiary, is engaged in the importing of tubing and casing from China for marketing and distribution within the US market. The alternative fuels division has entered the commercial stage of its algae-to-biofuels production technology. The Company plans to establish algae farms and algal oil extraction plants in Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, Mexico and Central America during 2008. The algal oil product will be marketed as feedstock to existing biodiesel refiners and planned company owned refineries. PetroSun is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with field offices in Shreveport, Louisiana and Rio Hondo, Texas. For more information about PetroSun visit the company’s website at http://www.petrosuninc.com.

    Except historical matter contained herein, matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties, which may affect the Company’s business and prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements

  • Tony

    PetroSun Withdraws From Algae-to-JP8 Program

    Tuesday August 5, 12:37 pm ET

    http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/080805/0422133.html

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ–(MARKET WIRE)–Aug 5, 2008 — PetroSun, Inc. (Other OTC:PSUD.PK – News) announced today that the company has notified Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) that it is withdrawing as a team member as it relates to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) BAA08-07 Biofuels-Cellulosic and Algae Feedstocks program.

    Although it was an honor to be selected as a team member with such an elite group of companies, PetroSun has chosen to go down a separate path in order to expedite the potential of algae being processed into a commercial jet fuel,” stated Gordon LeBlanc, Jr., CEO of PetroSun, Inc. “The DARPA program has been stalled due to a protest that was filed on May 29th by a firm that was excluded from the DARPA decision. Our withdrawal was prompted by the uncertainty of the award process, combined with an opportunity to initiate a project with a renewable fuel refiner and a commercial jet fuel end-user. PetroSun’s corporate position acknowledges a true sense of urgency to prove that algae-to-biofuels can become an immediate part of the solution for our nation’s energy independence.”

    About PetroSun

    PetroSun’s operations include oil and gas exploration, development, production, oilfield tubular sales and algae-to-algal oil alternative biofuel production. The oil and gas division is focused on the exploration of the Holbrook Basin of Arizona, the San Juan Basin of New Mexico, Australian based prospects and the development of oil and gas reserves in Louisiana. PetroSun Oilfield, a wholly owned subsidiary, is engaged in the importing of tubing and casing from China for marketing and distribution within the US market. The alternative fuels division has entered the commercial stage of its algae-to-biofuels production technology. The Company plans to establish algae farms and algal oil extraction plants in Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, Mexico and Central America during 2008. The algal oil product will be marketed as feedstock to existing biodiesel refiners and planned company owned refineries. PetroSun is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with field offices in Shreveport, Louisiana and Rio Hondo, Texas. For more information about PetroSun visit the company’s website at http://www.petrosuninc.com.

    Except historical matter contained herein, matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties, which may affect the Company’s business and prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements

  • bioproducer

    Quizguy you r a idiot!!! The article says first algae to biodiesel producing plant. Currently there are a number of feedstocks being used. Although algae is being researched this is the first plant to actually bring the concept to large scale production. And as far as the Mississippi algae collection question there are only certian kinds of algae that can be used and since there are thousands of species it has taken some time to figure out which ones are able to be used. However i am sure that eventually there will be some people who collect algae to try and make fuel but this will be on a small scale level. For large scale production a consistant source will be needed.

    I also wouldn’t worry too much about salinizing inland soils there are several companies to date that are currently experimenting with this technology and most are green house based and to my knowledge the ones that are using ponds are taking steps to prevent such things.Im not sure that people realize how big the algae potential is this could drastically change our fuel cost and supply freeing us from addiction to petrolium based oil.However although there are many companies investing untold millions on this technology we have yet to see any significant results though Im confidant that we see them soon.

  • bioproducer

    Quizguy you r a idiot!!! The article says first algae to biodiesel producing plant. Currently there are a number of feedstocks being used. Although algae is being researched this is the first plant to actually bring the concept to large scale production. And as far as the Mississippi algae collection question there are only certian kinds of algae that can be used and since there are thousands of species it has taken some time to figure out which ones are able to be used. However i am sure that eventually there will be some people who collect algae to try and make fuel but this will be on a small scale level. For large scale production a consistant source will be needed.

    I also wouldn’t worry too much about salinizing inland soils there are several companies to date that are currently experimenting with this technology and most are green house based and to my knowledge the ones that are using ponds are taking steps to prevent such things.Im not sure that people realize how big the algae potential is this could drastically change our fuel cost and supply freeing us from addiction to petrolium based oil.However although there are many companies investing untold millions on this technology we have yet to see any significant results though Im confidant that we see them soon.

  • bioproducer

    Quizguy you r a idiot!!! The article says first algae to biodiesel producing plant. Currently there are a number of feedstocks being used. Although algae is being researched this is the first plant to actually bring the concept to large scale production. And as far as the Mississippi algae collection question there are only certian kinds of algae that can be used and since there are thousands of species it has taken some time to figure out which ones are able to be used. However i am sure that eventually there will be some people who collect algae to try and make fuel but this will be on a small scale level. For large scale production a consistant source will be needed.

    I also wouldn’t worry too much about salinizing inland soils there are several companies to date that are currently experimenting with this technology and most are green house based and to my knowledge the ones that are using ponds are taking steps to prevent such things.Im not sure that people realize how big the algae potential is this could drastically change our fuel cost and supply freeing us from addiction to petrolium based oil.However although there are many companies investing untold millions on this technology we have yet to see any significant results though Im confidant that we see them soon.

  • Ripon

    Hi,

    i am interested about the bio diesel from algae.In my Department my theses subject is “bio diesel from algae”. this may be 1st for Bangladesh.Please any one can help me to find more about this.(Any useful links)

    Thanks.

  • Ripon

    Hi,

    i am interested about the bio diesel from algae.In my Department my theses subject is “bio diesel from algae”. this may be 1st for Bangladesh.Please any one can help me to find more about this.(Any useful links)

    Thanks.

  • Dr.G.M.Narasimha Rao

    In pratice is the project viable ? then the quantity of oil from these microorganisms also an important factor. I know these macroalgal forms can be used for extraction of methane gas but howfar these algalforms able to generate oil

  • Dr.G.M.Narasimha Rao

    In pratice is the project viable ? then the quantity of oil from these microorganisms also an important factor. I know these macroalgal forms can be used for extraction of methane gas but howfar these algalforms able to generate oil

  • Sunil Goenka the al

    This is a great news. Can we also produce the biodiesel from algae in India. Please send the full detailed project report.

  • Sunil Goenka the al

    This is a great news. Can we also produce the biodiesel from algae in India. Please send the full detailed project report.

  • Just Watching

    This s just another(10 to 20 years away) thing I have been reading and hearing about for the last 50 years.

  • Just Watching

    This s just another(10 to 20 years away) thing I have been reading and hearing about for the last 50 years.

  • jfwpe

    Okay it’s been 5 months since April 1st. How much oil have they made? Yea how much. Did you say “well not any yet, but we’re working on it.” Just what I thought. It’s all hype to take our money away from us. If on the other hand you have produced oil I’ll buy some.

  • jfwpe

    Okay it’s been 5 months since April 1st. How much oil have they made? Yea how much. Did you say “well not any yet, but we’re working on it.” Just what I thought. It’s all hype to take our money away from us. If on the other hand you have produced oil I’ll buy some.

  • jfwpe

    Okay it’s been 5 months since April 1st. How much oil have they made? Yea how much. Did you say “well not any yet, but we’re working on it.” Just what I thought. It’s all hype to take our money away from us. If on the other hand you have produced oil I’ll buy some.

  • Agrees with mike

    I a gree with mike, i wanna learn how to grow my own algae and use them to make fuel.

  • Agrees with mike

    I a gree with mike, i wanna learn how to grow my own algae and use them to make fuel.

  • Agrees with mike

    I a gree with mike, i wanna learn how to grow my own algae and use them to make fuel.

  • Mike

    If we can get this algalfuel to work then we are off to the races provided it is clean burning.

    Ethanol burns without a Carbon Dioxide byproduct. Is algalfuel the same?

    Mike Smith

  • Mike

    If we can get this algalfuel to work then we are off to the races provided it is clean burning.

    Ethanol burns without a Carbon Dioxide byproduct. Is algalfuel the same?

    Mike Smith

  • http://www.rishonbiochem.com/fattyacids Nelson

    Supplying microalgae extract DHA, oil and powder

    info@rishonbiochem.com:

    1. Fish Oil-Ethyl ester(EE),

    High DHA-DHA>70%

    2. Fish Oil, Ethyl ester (EE),

    High EPA-EPA>50%

    3. Fish Oil- TG

    DHA>40%,EPA>40%

    4. DHA powder, Ethyl ester (EE)

    DHA>20%/ EPA>15%

    5. DHA powder (microalgaes)

    DHA>10%

    6. DHEA Dehydroepiandrosterone

    7. Arachidonic Acid (derived from Mortierella alpina)

    Ara>40%

    8. Krill Oil

    9. Linolenic Acid

    10.Seal Oil

    ……..

  • http://www.rishonbiochem.com/fattyacids Nelson

    Supplying microalgae extract DHA, oil and powder

    info@rishonbiochem.com:

    1. Fish Oil-Ethyl ester(EE),

    High DHA-DHA>70%

    2. Fish Oil, Ethyl ester (EE),

    High EPA-EPA>50%

    3. Fish Oil- TG

    DHA>40%,EPA>40%

    4. DHA powder, Ethyl ester (EE)

    DHA>20%/ EPA>15%

    5. DHA powder (microalgaes)

    DHA>10%

    6. DHEA Dehydroepiandrosterone

    7. Arachidonic Acid (derived from Mortierella alpina)

    Ara>40%

    8. Krill Oil

    9. Linolenic Acid

    10.Seal Oil

    ……..

  • http://www.rishonbiochem.com/fattyacids Nelson

    Supplying microalgae extract DHA, oil and powder

    info@rishonbiochem.com:

    1. Fish Oil-Ethyl ester(EE),

    High DHA-DHA>70%

    2. Fish Oil, Ethyl ester (EE),

    High EPA-EPA>50%

    3. Fish Oil- TG

    DHA>40%,EPA>40%

    4. DHA powder, Ethyl ester (EE)

    DHA>20%/ EPA>15%

    5. DHA powder (microalgaes)

    DHA>10%

    6. DHEA Dehydroepiandrosterone

    7. Arachidonic Acid (derived from Mortierella alpina)

    Ara>40%

    8. Krill Oil

    9. Linolenic Acid

    10.Seal Oil

    ……..

  • james

    U algae people have to advertise this stuff more! Ethanol from crops is stuuupid, and actually takes more energy just to make it and affects food prices way too much, and uses up way too many rescources.

    Could this be the real new alternative to oil, yes!

    everyone, buy as much stock in this as you can and whatever you do advertise it to everyone u know, this is awesome!

  • james

    U algae people have to advertise this stuff more! Ethanol from crops is stuuupid, and actually takes more energy just to make it and affects food prices way too much, and uses up way too many rescources.

    Could this be the real new alternative to oil, yes!

    everyone, buy as much stock in this as you can and whatever you do advertise it to everyone u know, this is awesome!

  • Michel

    I think that algae biodiesel is going to be the way to go with alternative feedstocks for biofuels.

  • Michel

    I think that algae biodiesel is going to be the way to go with alternative feedstocks for biofuels.

  • http://www.fun-science-project-ideas.com/Free_E-book.html Len

    Algae holds huge potential, but my guess is that it will take time for there to be a viable industry.

    I was involved in one start-up already, and I have written an ebook about it.

  • http://www.fun-science-project-ideas.com/Free_E-book.html Len

    Algae holds huge potential, but my guess is that it will take time for there to be a viable industry.

    I was involved in one start-up already, and I have written an ebook about it.

  • Wattreelo

    Hi people!

    The interesting name of a site – gas2.org

    I at night 3 hours

    looked in the Internet So I have found your site :)

    The interesting site but does not suffice several sections!

    However this section is very necessary!

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  • Wattreelo

    Hi people!

    The interesting name of a site – gas2.org

    I at night 3 hours

    looked in the Internet So I have found your site :)

    The interesting site but does not suffice several sections!

    However this section is very necessary!

    Necessarily I shall advise your site to the friends!

    Forgive I is drunk :))

  • Ray Usher

    Instead of seperating the oil from algae; why not just dry it (using waste heat from a boiler) and feed the whole algae into the furnace of the boiler of an electrical gerating plant? Presto, 100% use of the oil with no extraction costs. Also the part of the algae that doesn’t contain oil should provide some BTUs when burned.

  • Ray Usher

    Instead of seperating the oil from algae; why not just dry it (using waste heat from a boiler) and feed the whole algae into the furnace of the boiler of an electrical gerating plant? Presto, 100% use of the oil with no extraction costs. Also the part of the algae that doesn’t contain oil should provide some BTUs when burned.

  • roid

    Ray Usher, Solar power plants are more efficient than Algae at harvesting sunlight. So if you just want to harvest sunlight energy to feed into the electricity grid – go with Solar photovoltaics or Solar thermal as they are a better option than algae.

    Algae’s advantage is that it easily produces an energy dense liquid fuel that is easily transportable. This is very important to run our current internal-combustion vehicles.

  • roid

    Ray Usher, Solar power plants are more efficient than Algae at harvesting sunlight. So if you just want to harvest sunlight energy to feed into the electricity grid – go with Solar photovoltaics or Solar thermal as they are a better option than algae.

    Algae’s advantage is that it easily produces an energy dense liquid fuel that is easily transportable. This is very important to run our current internal-combustion vehicles.

  • roid

    Ray Usher, Solar power plants are more efficient than Algae at harvesting sunlight. So if you just want to harvest sunlight energy to feed into the electricity grid – go with Solar photovoltaics or Solar thermal as they are a better option than algae.

    Algae’s advantage is that it easily produces an energy dense liquid fuel that is easily transportable. This is very important to run our current internal-combustion vehicles.

  • mariam

    we will be so happy to produce algae biodiesel but,we must try it previously on pre-equiped cars and see results

  • mariam

    we will be so happy to produce algae biodiesel but,we must try it previously on pre-equiped cars and see results

  • mariam

    we will be so happy to produce algae biodiesel but,we must try it previously on pre-equiped cars and see results

  • damodar kadambi

    I am happy to learn that Petrosun has commercialised production of BioDiesel. How I wish they team up with Indian company to facilitate mfr and extensive use of Bio Diesel in India. It will help a huge population and help the global environment.

  • damodar kadambi

    I am happy to learn that Petrosun has commercialised production of BioDiesel. How I wish they team up with Indian company to facilitate mfr and extensive use of Bio Diesel in India. It will help a huge population and help the global environment.

  • http://- abel udoh

    This is very possible. What about the idea of encouraging algal producers in romote countries the world over whose potentials are great but lack facilities to perform large-scale production?

  • http://wijiastuti.wordpress.com wiji

    biofuel….i am intrested with biofuel from algae. please give me detail information, cause i want to applicate in my country. thanks

  • http://wijiastuti.wordpress.com wiji

    biofuel….i am intrested with biofuel from algae. please give me detail information, cause i want to applicate in my country. thanks

  • http://www.betulomay.com betty

    hi

    i wonder is its cost high? i calculate the cost based on required CO2 and nutrients, it seems so expensive.

    please tell me the cost.

  • http://www.betulomay.com betty

    hi

    i wonder is its cost high? i calculate the cost based on required CO2 and nutrients, it seems so expensive.

    please tell me the cost.

  • http://www.betulomay.com betty

    hi

    i wonder is its cost high? i calculate the cost based on required CO2 and nutrients, it seems so expensive.

    please tell me the cost.

  • Dr. Poppy Seed

    This is nice but a lot more is needed and potentially better ways of doing it. Their process is simply not efficient enough. For instance at 4.4million gallons/year and 1,100 acres they would need approximately 2.1 million square miles of land to cover just the 2006 consumption of diesel alone. That is just diesel.. that doesn’t even touch the other fuel sources (gasoline). To put that in perspective they would need an area equal to 59.37% of the entire US landmass to cover just diesel consumption…. from 2006. The process simply needs to be more efficient. More biodiesel needs to be harvested per square mile in order to make it more practical to really put a dent in world oil consumption.

    For an even better perspective:

    For those that would like to try it at home lets say you devote a 10×10 ft patch of your own land to make your own biodiesel. At their current rate of return per land then you would be able to produce a whooping 0.918 gallons of fuel in a year all by yourself. Need to increase that by a factor of 10 before you are really talking about a good process.

  • Dr. Poppy Seed

    This is nice but a lot more is needed and potentially better ways of doing it. Their process is simply not efficient enough. For instance at 4.4million gallons/year and 1,100 acres they would need approximately 2.1 million square miles of land to cover just the 2006 consumption of diesel alone. That is just diesel.. that doesn’t even touch the other fuel sources (gasoline). To put that in perspective they would need an area equal to 59.37% of the entire US landmass to cover just diesel consumption…. from 2006. The process simply needs to be more efficient. More biodiesel needs to be harvested per square mile in order to make it more practical to really put a dent in world oil consumption.

    For an even better perspective:

    For those that would like to try it at home lets say you devote a 10×10 ft patch of your own land to make your own biodiesel. At their current rate of return per land then you would be able to produce a whooping 0.918 gallons of fuel in a year all by yourself. Need to increase that by a factor of 10 before you are really talking about a good process.

  • Alecs

    Algae fuel research has its history,popular pablications.We know about the problem of CO2 and invention of Isaack Berzin from GreenFuel.I understand nothing about this pond technology

  • Alecs

    Algae fuel research has its history,popular pablications.We know about the problem of CO2 and invention of Isaack Berzin from GreenFuel.I understand nothing about this pond technology

  • Alecs

    Algae fuel research has its history,popular pablications.We know about the problem of CO2 and invention of Isaack Berzin from GreenFuel.I understand nothing about this pond technology

  • http://www.enbiodiesel.com Biodiesel reactor plant of equ

    > Heather M

    Perhaps their processing method is too dark so that aren’t allowed to work in open river.

    Or second think is necessary equipment that is difficult to install and guard on river, far from consuming/processing plant.

    Anyway, it’s a big future in gathering-conservation-transportation of algae for 3d-part companies.

  • http://www.enbiodiesel.com Biodiesel reactor plant of equipment

    > Heather M

    Perhaps their processing method is too dark so that aren’t allowed to work in open river.

    Or second think is necessary equipment that is difficult to install and guard on river, far from consuming/processing plant.

    Anyway, it’s a big future in gathering-conservation-transportation of algae for 3d-part companies.

  • http://www.enbiodiesel.com Biodiesel reactor plant

    Yahoo press release link is broken…

  • http://www.enbiodiesel.com Biodiesel reactor plant

    Yahoo press release link is broken…

  • http://www.enbiodiesel.com Biodiesel reactor plant

    Yahoo press release link is broken…

  • deborah chimponda

    l think this is the best project ever,it does not compete with the food and the good thing about algae is that it removes NOX and CO in the air,but l was wondering if you used cyanobacteria which grows best at high temperatures and that would mean contamination is very little ?

  • deborah chimponda

    l think this is the best project ever,it does not compete with the food and the good thing about algae is that it removes NOX and CO in the air,but l was wondering if you used cyanobacteria which grows best at high temperatures and that would mean contamination is very little ?

  • Dr.Joseph Fernandes

    We are going to launch National Algal Biodiesel Board( patterned after NBB-soy oil). I need an email I can send an invitation foryou to consider. I cannot attach the many attachments to this. Please send asap.

    Thank you

    Dr.Joseph Fernandes

    Initiator, National Algal Biodiesel Board (NABB)

    8150, Lakecrest Drive, #704, Greenbelt,MD 20770

    outskirts of Washington DC

    301-850-2563, 443-768-6869 (mobile)

  • Dr.Joseph Fernandes

    We are going to launch National Algal Biodiesel Board( patterned after NBB-soy oil). I need an email I can send an invitation foryou to consider. I cannot attach the many attachments to this. Please send asap.

    Thank you

    Dr.Joseph Fernandes

    Initiator, National Algal Biodiesel Board (NABB)

    8150, Lakecrest Drive, #704, Greenbelt,MD 20770

    outskirts of Washington DC

    301-850-2563, 443-768-6869 (mobile)

  • Dr.Joseph Fernandes

    We are going to launch National Algal Biodiesel Board( patterned after NBB-soy oil). I need an email I can send an invitation foryou to consider. I cannot attach the many attachments to this. Please send asap.

    Thank you

    Dr.Joseph Fernandes

    Initiator, National Algal Biodiesel Board (NABB)

    8150, Lakecrest Drive, #704, Greenbelt,MD 20770

    outskirts of Washington DC

    301-850-2563, 443-768-6869 (mobile)

  • james

    could they post a flowsheet of the whole process please….

  • james

    could they post a flowsheet of the whole process please….

  • james

    could they post a flowsheet of the whole process please….

  • http://Web julie

    is an algae only a unicellular?

  • http://Web giovanotty

    seria interesnte que incluyeran informacion de ¿que tipo de algas se usan? ¿Como se hace la extraccion? no es copiar, sino que es conocer la forma de brindar una solucion aparentemente ecologica y rentable, ademàs este conocimiento es 100% para el beneficio de toda la humanidad y el planeta.

  • http://weightlossform.com Veneta

    Brave idea! There is too much money invested in the traditional oil. I doubt that these investors will drop it because of algae.

  • http://www.vconsulting.pl Christopher

    Do you know about any successful algae project? Do you know any company, which started the project and operates it with success?

    If you would be able to show any such a company, I would be grateful.

    Kind regards,
    Christopher

    • http://importantmedia.org/members/joborras/ Jo Borras

      There are several. Google is your friend (though, possibly not – since you’re commenting on a 4 year old story).

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