Algae, Biofuels

Flying High on Pond Scum

July 18 (Independent Financial Review) – Air New Zealand and airliner manufacturer Boeing are secretly working with Blenheim-based biofuel developer Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation to create the world’s first environmentally friendly aviation fuel, made of wild algae.

If the project pans out the small and relatively new New Zealand company could lead the world in environmentally sustainable aviation fuel.

It’s understood Air NZ is undertaking risk analysis. If everything stacks up it will make an aircraft available on the Tasman to test the biofuel.

The fuel is essentially derived from bacterial pond scum created through the photosynthesis of sunlight and carbon dioxide on nutrient-rich water sources such as sewage ponds.

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3 thoughts on “Flying High on Pond Scum

  1. BOBBY ESCOTO says:

    i am also studying algae as an alternative bioduel. can you cite the specific specie of the algae you are using? thanks

  2. sandeep pandya says:

    We are in process of developing a commercial Biodiesel manufacturing from MICROALGAE, WE ARE IN NEED OF FINANCE TO EXTEND THE PROJECT ?

    CAN YOU ADVISE ANY FINANCIAL AGENCY OR VENTURE CAPITALIST WHO CAN INVEST IN THE PROJECT ?

    THANKS,

    S. Pandya

  3. bcohen says:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    National Algae Association
    4747 Research Forest Dr., Suite 180
    The Woodlands, Texas 77381
    inquiries@nationalalgaeassociation.com

    National Algae Association, The Woodlands, Texas
    (February 1, 2008)

    Announces the opening of its new headquarters serving all areas of the Algae industry.

    Algae researchers and producers can come together to exchange ideas concerning the latest developments in Algae production and the products made from Algae. The Association provides an open exchange forum for the publishing of technical papers and the announcement of the results of research into the latest Algae related technologies. The Association also supports discussion and development of new markets that take advantage of the tremendous potential of Algae, not only as a source of renewable energy, but also in the exploration and development of other markets for algae products, such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and fertilizers.

    For more information contact: inquiries@nationalalgaeassociation.com or 936.321.1125

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