TITLE

INNOVATE: BIOFUEL FROM POND SCUM

AUTHOR(S)
Levin, Myron
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Sierra;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 94 Issue 6, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the manufacture of biofuels from algae oil. It notes research dollars being invested in the use of algae oil by Exxon Mobil. The article describes processing steps, noting the manufacturing system's reliance on carbon dioxide that could be supplied by nearby industries. The article notes mechanical engineer Bryan Willson, the company Solix Biofuels that he cofounded, and its goal of finding substitutes for fossil fuels.
ACCESSION #
45022673

 

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