December 19, 2011

Algae Biofuel Closer as NATO and NASA Step Into the Slime

Interest in creating biofuels from algae is increasing. We’ve covered Isaac Berzin from GreenFuel who rejuvenated NASA’s original idea; then there is Iran creating biofuel from algae (they didn’t answer our emails though); and Seambotic an Israel company launching a commercial algae farm in the USA to grow algae for use in both biofuel and food products.

There are other players in our global village: California based OriginOil, an innovator in algae based biofuel technology is forming a joint venture, Future Energy Solutions Unlimited Inc (FES), with the Energime Group of Companies to test and eventually produce algae based biofuels for strategic fuel centers throughout the world. This biofuel is targeted to be used for satisfying a “mission-critical need of US military and NATO for strategic fuels independence.”

Algae biofuel farm

The biofuel development will be part of feasibility studies which will be carried out by FES and its Australian subsidiary, Alternate Energy Systems Pty (AES). Marketing area emphasis will begin in the USA and in Australia, with later long term marketing in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Interest in using algae as a biofuel has resulted in a number of projects in various parts of the world, including a joint venture with Israel’s Seambiotic and China’s giant Goudan Utility Company.

Algae is one of the world’s most common aquatic plants. Studies have already shown it to have great potentials to create oils for for the food industry as well as for various fuels; making it an excellent replacement for fossil fuels.

Algae as both a food source and as a biofuel has been the subject of many projects all over the world; utilizing one of the earth’s most abundant plants that has been supplying much of our oxygen as well as food for marine life. Vegans get Omega 3 from algae sources.

Being able to utilize this natural wonder product made result in long term solutions to provide food products for both animals and human beings, as well as an environmentally cleaner bio fuel. This possibility could have important possibilities for Middle East countries with large populations – such as Egypt.


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