Posts Tagged ‘alternative energy’

Plant to convert algae into crude oil launched by Muradel

In a major step towards production of fossil fuel equivalent, Australia’s renewable fuel company Muradel has launched the company’s first integrated demonstration plant to convert algae into crude oil at Whyalla. The plant is using Muradel’s Green2Black™ technology for the production of drop-in fuel. The plant has the capacity to produce 30,000 liters of green crude a year. If successfully scaled to a commercial one,  it will have the potential to produce 500,000 barrels of refinable green crude by the year 2019, a quantity capable enough to run 30,000 […]

Virent Inc.

Virent is Madison, Wisconsin, United States based Sugars to renewable fuel producer company . It has received fuel registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its Gasoline which can now be used in 45% blend in cars and trucks. Feedstock Virent’s sugars to drop-in fuels process is compatible with the sugars derived from traditional sources like sugar beet, sugar cane and corn starch as well as with different C5/C6 sugars derived from cellulosic biomass such as bagasse, corn stover, sorghum, […]

Abengoa Bioenergy: Ethanol from lignocelluloses

Headquarter in Spain, Abengoa Bioenergy focuses on the development of ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass via biochemical route. Its rank is 14th in the Biofuel digest ranking of 50 hottest companies around the world related to biofuels. Lignocellulose to Ethanol: Biochemcal Conversion Technology Abengoa bioenergy utilizes lignocellulosic biomass such as corn stover and wheat straw to produce fuel grade ethanol. The feedstock first undergoes milling and cleaning. It is followed by the acidic and thermal pretreatment to open it up and […]

Ethanol Production from Algae: Algenol

Algenol has it’s headquarter in Fort Myers, Florida, United States. Unlike many other algae biofuel companies with focus on more advance direct replacements of diesel and gasoline (drop-in fuels) Algenol focuses on ethanol production from algae through its proprietary ‘Direct to Ethanol’ technology. The company was founded in 2006. It ranks 25th in the Biofuel digest ranking of 50 hottest companies around the world related to biofuels. ‘Direct to Ethanol’ Algenol utilizes the strains of cyanobacteria (also known as blue green […]

Blue Petroleum from Microalgae

Bio Fuel systems (BFS) Bio Fuel systems (BFS) is Alicante Spain based microalgal biofuel producer company. The biocrude oil from its proprietary microalgal species is named as ‘Blue Petroleum’ and the industrial plant of the company is called ‘Blue Petroleum ONE’. BFS has developed and patented accelerated conversion systems to convert CO2 into energy. Blue Petroleum BFS utilizes autotrophic phytoplankton, also known as microalgae, to convert the sunlight and carbon dioxide into drop-in fuels. The phytoplankton is grown in glass tubes […]