Al­gae power

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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.

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