AlgaeLink introduces 2nd generation algae bioreactors

There's a Biodiesel Expo coming up in Nottingham, England in October and Dutch company AlgaeLink will take the wraps off their latest bioreactors. The equipment is designed to grow algae for biodiesel production. Algae has much higher oil concentrations than other crops like corn, canola and soy and can yield twenty-five times the oil of canola.

The higher yields of algae means it displaces far fewer food crops than other biofuel feedstocks. Algae can also be grown year round and at a much higher rate. Algae can also absorb nitrogen from waste water which means that run-off from fertilized fields could be collected and used to feed the algae. The resultant output of the bio-reactors could come out cleaner than it went in.


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