Algae.Tec to build first algae biofuel plant in Asia

Algae.Tec, a company dedicated to the production of renewable oils from algae, has been awarded a contract to build its algae biofuels production facility in Sri Lanka.

The plant is being constructed for cement and building company Holcim Lanka and is Algae.Tec's first plant to be built in Asia.

Holcim is investing in the plant to reduce its carbon footprint by channelling waste carbon dioxide into the algae growth system. The algae will then be used to produce low-cost biofuel.

The biofuel production facility will start off with five photo-bioreactor modules but this could be expanded to a much larger facility should Holcim decide the facility is beneficial. The company could also deploy the technology at more of its sites.

'The Algae.Tec facility is designed to reduce the cement manufacturing carbon dioxide emissions with an off-take intro the algae growth system,' says CEO of Holcim Lanka, Stefan Huber.

The Algae.Tec solution is less than one tenth the land footprint of pond growth options and its enclosed module system is designed to produce algae biomass in a range of environments.

The solution from Algae.Tec has many advantages for carbon emitting companies and industries seeking carbon dioxide reduction technologies.

For those wanting to learn more about the bioenergy market in Asia, Bioenergy International Asia expo & conference is not to be missed!

Held in Kuala Lumpur on 7-8 December, the expo & conference offers Asian companies involved in the bioenergy market an opportunity to network with existing and potential customers.

The two day conference programme provides industry professionals the opportunity to present to delegates their current projects and products in regards to the Asian market. The two day conference streams will cover bioenergy policy in Asia, bioenergy product updates and regional outlooks for the industry and the developer.

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- Dona Maju Sdn Bhd
- Emery Oleochemicals (M) Sdn Bhd
- Future Prelude Sdn Bhd
- Peter Cremer (Singapore) GmbH
- PETRONAS Carigali sdn. bhd.any Limited
- Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
- Sime Darby Berhad
- Thai Oil Public Company

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