Address: 239 Magill Rd, Adelaide, Australia
Year Founded: 2010
Company description: Algae biofuels technology development
Muradel Pty Ltd was incorporated in December 2010 as a joint venture between Murdoch University, Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty Ltd and SQC Pty Ltd.
Muradel’s technology development is supported by Australia’s leading algae science from Murdoch University and the University of Adelaide.
SQC Pty Ltd is an outside investor.
3 Top Milestones for 2009‐12
Progressed from Proof of Concept to Technology Development.
- Discovery and validation of an elite high salinity, high yielding microalgae.
- Construction and operation of a 2 acre Pilot Plant near Karratha, Western Australia
- Development of a high efficiency, low energy algae harvesting technology
Business Model: (e.g. owner-operator, technology licensor, fee-based industry supplier, investor)
Operated as a limited liability, private Company
Scope to be an owner operator of licensee of technology
MUR Elite algae strains
MUR Algae Harvesting System
Australian owned and based
Access to very considerable areas of marginal land
Excellent climate for algae production
Strong Government support
Research, or Manufacturing Partnerships or Alliances.
Partnerships with Aban, India, OTHERS TBA
Stage (Bench, pilot, demonstration, commercial)
Pilot Plant with 20 and 200 sq m raceway ponds
Project information: Karratha, Western Australia
Materials or products produced
Algae biofuel technology
Algae biomass concentrate
Pilot Plant completed Dec 2010
Open raceway ponds with an Elite saline tolerant micro algae strain
MUR Harvesting System
Downstream SCWR biomass conversion
Muradel was established as a consequence of a very successful R&D project funded by the Australian Government, the 2 participating Universities (Murdoch and Adelaide) and SQC Pty Ltd 2008-2011
A 3 year technology /R&D program on downstream biomass conversion options with government and SQC support was commenced in mid 2011.
The Company is targeting further government funding support for 2012/2015
- Aban, Chennai
- Others TBA
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