Biofuels

Algenol uses its patented algae technology platform for the production of biofuels using proprietary algae, sunlight, carbon dioxide, saltwater, all on non-arable land. The Company’s technology is a unique two-step, sustainable process that first produces ethanol directly from the algae and then converts the spent algae biomass into Green Crude.

It is the only renewable fuel production process that can convert more than 85% of its CO2 feedstock into fuel, with a carbon footprint that is 80% less than that of gasoline.

  • Algenol enhances a natural ability found in many strains of cyanobacteria to produce ethanol.
  • Proprietary flexible plastic film photobioreactors (PBR)s facilitate product growth and collection.
  • The water/ethanol mixture is collected from the PBRs.
  • Our proprietary Vapor Compression Steam Stripping unit (VCSS) is an energy-efficient technology that purifies the ethanol, as a first step in the downstream processing, followed by standard distillation techniques.
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  • Algenol enhances its algae to produce high quantities of biomass efficiently.
  • Proprietary flexible plastic film photobioreactors (PBR)s facilitate product growth and collection.
  • The biomass is collected from the PBRs and is dewatered.
  • We process the algae using Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) technology to make green crude oil.
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