A message from Algenol's CEO, Paul Woods February 10, 2014:
“2014 is a critical year for Algenol and every day this year will be important as we leverage our recent successes and continue our determined march to commercial operations in 2015. We will continue to operate our Integrated Biorefinery demonstrating the commercial viability of the technology with production levels above 8,000 total gallons of liquid fuel per acre per year. We now have the ability to produce the four most important fuels – ethanol, gasoline, diesel and jet fuel – at the Integrated Biorefinery offering a glimpse of commercial operations. We will also announce our first commercial scale project this year that will provide the basis for rapid expansion around the world in suitable locations. I look forward to an exciting and busy year with my outstanding team here at Algenol.”
Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol and other biofuels.
Algenol’s patented technology enables the production of the four most important fuels (ethanol, gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel) for around $1.30 per gallon each using proprietary algae, sunlight, carbon dioxide and saltwater at production levels of 8,000 total gallons of liquid fuel per acre per year. Algenol's technology produces high yields and relies on Algenol’s patented photobioreactors and proprietary downstream separation techniques for low-cost fuel production. These novel, low-cost techniques have the added benefit of consuming carbon dioxide from industrial sources, not using farmland or food crops and being able to provide freshwater.
Since its founding in 2006, Algenol’s scientists and engineers have invented and patented a broad array of new technologies for producing advanced renewable transportation fuels. The Company’s technology is a unique two-step process that first produces ethanol directly from the algae and then converts the spent algae biomass to biodiesel, gasoline and jet fuel. It is the only renewable fuel production process that can convert more than 85% of its CO2 feedstock into the four most important fuels.
We also continue to monitor opportunities to adapt our algae-based platform technology to produce valuable chemicals, such as propylene-based chemicals and polyethylene plastics.
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