Greenwich University and Aquafuel Research study glycerine fuel from algae
Glycerine is in abundant supply as an unwanted byproduct of biodiesel production, but much more interesting is the production of glycerine by salt-water algae. Unlike other biofuels which can compete with agricultural land, algae can be grown around the unutilised coastal land of Africa and the Middle East. Algae does not consume any drinking water and produces up to 80% glycerine by volume.
Powering Diesel Engines with Glycerine
Aquafuel's "minor miracle" featured in tce magazine
- Millions of tons of unwanted glycerine produced every year
- Possibly the best fuel in the world
- water soluble, safe and non-toxic
- Easily meets California Tier 4 emissions standards for CO and NOx
- Proven Aquafuel technology enables standard diesel engines to be used
- The future: salt-water algae can produce glycerine in huge quantities
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About Aquafuel Research
Why do energy-intensive industries buy-in expensive power and heat and yet dispose of renewable by-products with fuel potential at commodity prices? Aquafuel Research was formed to develop new technologies and techniques to help companies to reduce their energy costs, unlock new revenues and to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. Aquafuel is a venture-backed UK company with a set of patented technologies for renewable combined heat and power (CHP) and a number of commercial CHP projects under its belt. Investors include EEA, a leading environmental investment firm.