Algae.Tec has commissioned a demonstration biofuels facility, Shoalhaven One, in Nowra on the New South Wales South Coast.
The Algae.Tec facility is located next to the Manilidra Group's ethanol production facility, which is the largest in Australia. Algae Tec will take carbon dioxide from the ethanol plant to feed algae growth.
Algae.Tec is one of a few advanced biofuels companies globally with an enclosed modular engineered technology designed to grow algae on an industrial scale and produce biofuels for transportation use. Algae.Tec's enclosed module system is designed to produce algae biomass in virtually any environment.system while needing less than one tenth the land of pond growth systems.
Algae.Tec's Executive Chairman, Roger Stroud, said that the commissioning process was on track for production of algae biomass in early June, ramping up to capacity by the end of June.
Algae.Tec has carbon capture biofuels projects underway in Sri Lanka and in China and an arrangement with Lufthansa for aviation fuel studies.
The Shoalhaven One bioreactors were assembled and shipped from Atlanta, Georgia.