Demonstrations of large-scale algae biofuels production have already occurred. Over 8 tons of algae biomass have been produced at Cellana’s six-acre Kona Demonstration Facility (pictured below) for testing in biofuel and other applications.
As we mentioned last week, thousands of gallons have been manufactured by fermentation for the U.S. Navy as it develops a “green fleet” that can operate on domestically-produced alternative fuel. Pilot plants are slated to go online in Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, and elsewhere in the country throughout 2012.
For more interesting information about algae production projects, please go to the algae industry section of AllAboutAlgae.com.