Can algae fuel our future?

30 June 2016

We can make biofuels with algae, but can we make them commercially viable?

An IMB research team is working towards it – and Siemens, Neste Oil Corp, the Queensland Government and others have joined their quest.

The Solar Biofuels Research Centre, directed by Professor Ben Hankamer, is one of the most advanced national facilities investigating the development and use of high-efficiency microalgae production platforms.

The team is using algae to produce animal and aquaculture feeds, nutraceuticals and vaccines, including one against dengue fever. A wide range of fuels including biodiesel, aviation fuel and ethanol can also be extracted from algae.

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