In Australia, Muradel’s two-year pilot algae project has been approved by the Whyalla City Council. The council agreed to lease the project two hectares for the feedstock production trials. Muradel is a JV between Murdoch University, the University of Adelaide and private sector partner SQC that was launched in 2010. The hope is that after the success of the two hectare project with two 20 square metre ponds that the technology will be scaled up to 1,000 hectares.
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