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New BioEthanol Process

posted: 17 Jun 2008

I read this in a work technology email and just had to post it. It's an apparently new process, developed by a company in Florida, US, to produce ethanol from algae and sea water. They say the process does not harvest algae, but doesn't elaborate on what it does do! If the numbers are anything to go by, being able to produce 6,000 gallons of ethanol per acre each year compares very favourably to using corn or sugarcane which produce 360 and 890 gallons respectively (figures are annual production).

This post in cleantech gives more information,

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