(R-L) Minister Chris Hartcher with Algae.Tec exec chairperson Roger Stroud. (Photo: Ross Pulford/Algae.Tec)
Algae.Tec biofuels facility opens in New South Wales
Friday, August 10, 2012, 02:20 (GMT + 9)
The Algae.Tec advanced engineered algae to biofuels facility Shoalhaven One was officially opened this month by the New South Wales Minister for Resources and Energy Chris Hartcher, MP.
Algae.Tec is an advanced algae to biofuels company with a high-yield, enclosed and scalable algae growth and harvesting system. The showcase facility is connected into the Manildra Group waste carbon dioxide site, which is used in the algae growth process.
To officially commission the facility, Minister Hartcher activated the hi-tech lighting system that delivers the Algae.Tec super yield capabilities.
Algae.Tec Executive Chairperson Roger Stroud said Algae.Tec offers NSW and Australia energy security at a time when traditional fossil fuel companies are leaving the local market.
"Algae.Tec offers the promise of home grown transport fuels (aviation and diesel), which is the number one energy security priority for countries like the US and increasingly Australia."
Algae.Tec announced that leading inspection, verification, testing and certification services company SGS will now undertake the third party yield validation process.
Algae.Tec Shoalhaven One (south of Sydney) algae to biofuels showcase facility commissioned on 2 August, 2012 by NSW Energy Minister Chris Hartcher.(Photo: Ross Pulford /Algae.Tec)
Algae.Tec has recently recruited biofuels and aviation fuels specialist engineer Colin McGregor as General Manager Project Operations.
The company has projects with Holcim Lanka, joint venture discussions in China, and a manufacturing base in Atlanta, Georgia (US), and is also in talks with relevant firms in NSW, Brazil and the US.
Algae.Tec Ltd, founded in 2007, is an Australian advanced renewable oil from algae company that has developed a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system, the McConchie-Stroud System. The Company has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Perth, Western Australia.
The Algae.Tec enclosed modular engineered technology is designed to grow non-GMO algae on an industrial scale, and produce biofuels that replace predominantly imported fossil fuels.