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Home » Algae/Other Aquatic Organisms/Seaweed, Chile, Feedstocks

Chilean Scientists Produce Biodiesel from Microalgae

Submitted by on July 3, 2017 – 1:14 pmNo Comment

by Caroline Stauffer (Reuters)  Biodiesel made from microalgae could power buses and trucks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent, Chilean scientists said, possibly curbing pollution in contaminated cities like Santiago.

Experts from the department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses at Chile’s Catholic University said they had grown enough algae to fragment it and extract the oil which, after removing moisture and debris, can be converted into biofuel.

(Researcher Carlos) Saez said a main challenge going forward would be to produce a sufficient volume of microalgae. A wide variety of fresh and salt water algaes are found in Chile, a South American nation with a long Pacific coast.  READ MORE

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