Mediterranean Consortium Promotes Biodiesel Production
(Cyprus Mail) A consortium comprising 12 organisations from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Lebanon and Egypt has been established to study the production of biodiesel from algae in selected Mediterranean countries.
The consortium is coordinated by the Agricultural Research Institute of Cyprus in collaboration with the Cyprus Energy Agency. The project ‘Production of biofuels from microalgae in selected Mediterranean Countries’ is funded by the Programme ENPI European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Mediterranean Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme.
…The methodology includes all stages in the production of biodiesel from microalgae: sampling of seawater or freshwater, the selection of microalgae, species identification, cultivation of microalgae, harvesting and extraction of biodiesel and determination of properties of biodiesel produced in accordance with Standard EN14214 and its testing. READ MORE and MORE (Biorefining Magazine) and MORE (Biodiesel Magazine – update March 2012)