Muscat: Oman has a great potential to provide algae
for synthesis of biofuel, observers in the field of biology have stated.
The goal of the Algae
DISCOVR Project--short for Development of Integrated Screening, Cultivar Optimization and Validation Research--is to reduce the cost and time necessary to bring algae
into biofuel production.
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range in size from microscopic to large plants, and can be single celled, colonial, or filamentous.
The North China Sea Marine Forecasting Center of State Oceanic Administration reports the algae
bloom grew from 1,500 square km on May 22 to 35,000 square km on June 4.
Cooperation with RAE is intended to secure Neste Oil's access to a cost-effective supply of industrial volumes of algae
oil in the future.
In the PNNL process, a slurry of green algae
is pumped into the front end of a chemical reactor.
Engineers have created a continuous chemical process that produces useful crude oil minutes after they pour in harvested algae
- a verdant green paste with the consistency of pea soup.
And because the alga doesn't need any additional nitrogen sources beyond nitric oxide to grow, it could reduce the cost of raising algae
for biofuel production.
While burning algae
-derived fuel in an engine or factory generates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions just like fossil fuels do, the algae
itself requires CO2 to photosynthesize--so overall no new CO2 is added to the atmosphere.
will become a source of biofuels used in car and aircraft engines as the cost of this type of fuel will be competitive in future whereas the UAE has the potential to become a leader in biofuels from the algae
Nearly all major groups of aquatic animals depend on algae
as a primary food source and if they do not, the creatures they consume do.
There are currently more than 127,000 separate species and infraspecific algae
listed in the database known as AlgaeBase.
Algix LLC, Bogart, Georgia, USA, is blending high-protein-content algae
with thermoplastics to make new bioplastics for disposable and durable applications.
Nearly 15,000 gallons of algae
grow inside the tubes, which are housed in a massive structure called a shade house.