Fuel "3rd generation" in Poitou-Charentes


The first french site for production of biofuels from algae has been officially launched in Poitou-Charentes.

Located in Vigeant, the plant will produce fuel from micro algae. As a first step, it will produce 4 500 liters per hectare from 30 tonnes of dry biomass. Eventually, 20 000 liters of ethanol per hectare are expected.

The raw material is grown by the heat and carbon dioxide from the storage of waste.

This project, presented by the region as the first pilot site in industrial-size open "to" third-generation fuel "is a collaboration between Séché Environment, Renewable Carbon Valagro SEM and lecentre Studies and Utilization of Algae (CEVA).

At cete inauguration, the region also indicates that a pilot ethanol production from waste textiles, using a patent Valagro will be based in Melle in the year 2010.

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