Biofuel Company To Test Algae-to-Fuel Pilot Plant at Forsite Development’s ReVenture Industrial Park
(CoStar Research) South Carolina Firm To Test Commercial Viability of Algae-based Biofuel Process at Former Textile Dye-Manufacturing Site
Later this month if all goes as planned, Renewed World Energies (RWE), an alternative energy development company based in Georgetown, S.C., will throw the switch on what it claims will be the world’s first commercially-viable, closed system, automated microalgae production facility in Forsite Development’s ReVenture ‘eco-industrial’ park.
RWE said its “Algae Photo Bioreactor” can be a source of affordable biofuel by turning algae into transportation fuel as well as biomass feedstock and other commercial uses. The firm said it will deploy its technology as part of the closed-loop waste integration system used by tenants of ReVenture Park, the former 667-acre Superfund site along the Catawba River.
… Billed as Charlotte’s first Eco-Industrial Park focused on the research and creation of green energy technologies, the former textile dye manufacturing facility includes more than 500,000 square feet of existing industrial space, rail access and multiple electric sub-stations and transmission lines throughout the property. Also, an existing 360-million gallon containment pond is available for waste water reuse. READ MORE and MORE (DomesticFuel.com)