Algae Systems plans to make diesel, clean municipal wastewater with algae

By on September 3, 2014

Image: Bloom of cyanobacteria (Credit: Lamiot, Wikimedia Commons)

Nevada-based Algae Systems seeks to develop diesel fuel using algae, according to the New York Times.

The company, which launched a new factory in Mobile Bay, Alabama, speculates that the process to create the fuel will eliminate more carbon than it will create when the fuel burns. Their methods also clean municipal sewage and create carbon-rich fertilizer.

The process includes heating the algae and municipal sewage to over 550 degrees Fahrenheit at high pressure, producing a liquid similar to crude oil.

Image: Image: Bloom of cyanobacteria (Credit: Lamiot, Wikimedia Commons)

 

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