Muradel Founded in Australia to Produce Algae
(Algae Industry Magazine) A new Australian company has been established to produce commercial quantities of clean, “green” fuels from algae. The company, Muradel Pty Ltd, is a joint venture of Murdoch University, Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd (the commercial development company of the University of Adelaide), and commercial partner SQC Pty Ltd.
Australian researchers Professor Michael Borowitzka (Murdoch University) and Dr. David Lewis (University of Adelaide), world leaders in the development of biofuels from micro-algae, are the founding forces behind Muradel. Their work has already led to the establishment of a $3.3 million algae pilot plant in Karratha, Western Australia. “The focus of this new company is to bring to commercial reality a large-scale business that leverages the natural advantages of the Australian environment, producing algae for renewable fuel and co-products from the biomass,” Professor Borowitzka says. READ MORE