Photo8 aims for drop-in fuels from algae

November 3, 2010 |

In Texas, Photon8 has announced that it has discovered how to produce hydrocarbons straight from algae to be used as drop-in fuels. According to the company’s CEO, around the time the company was looking into how to make jet fuel, came the realization that the firm’s algae cell growth rate was high enough that it could use some of the cells to make hydrocarbons once they’d been “milked” of oily lipids, an essential ingredient for algae-based biofuel, rather than using the cells exclusively for lipid production.

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