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SRS Energy Grows Toward Commercialization

Submitted by on July 22, 2011 – 8:55 amNo Comment

by Jonathan Williams  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Brian Goodall, the Vice President of Business Development at SRS Energy, spoke at the 1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts on how their company is moving towards commercialization of their AlgaFrac™ System.

Unlike other extraction methods that look to break up the algal cell walls, SRS Energy keeps them intact. They believe that breaking cell walls is not required or even an effective way to extract oil, having determined that the problem of getting lipids out of algae cells lies in the actual distribution of lipids throughout the cells. Their solution to this problem is to actually alter the permeability of the algal cell walls, making it easier to extract the lipids.

They have found that this method can easily recover 90-95% of the lipids in the cell, and do at costs of under $.50 per gallon of oil.  READ MORE

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