A Californian company that aims to make biodiesel from algae is strengthening its Australian production plans. Aurora Algae is opening a regional office in Perth where it will be able to oversee the construction of its first commercial-scale facility in north-west Australia. Using saltwater algae strains and what it says is a very efficient method of harvesting the algae, Aurora plans to generate algae oil. This can be further processed to generate Omega 3 fatty acids, special proteins and biodiesel. Aurora says the remaining algae mass can then be used as animal feed.