A few weeks ago Propel Fuels and Solazyme teamed up to offer consumers in California the first algae-derived biodiesel ever available for drivers at the pump. Today the Imperial Valley News reports that the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture’s Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) has declared the fuel compliant with quality specification standards.
“Samples were tested to ensure overall high-quality engine performance and to ascertain that exhaust
emissions will remain low. The tests were also good indicators that engine deposits and engine wear will be minimal, and that corrosion and filter plugging are reduced – very important factors for fuel used in diesel engines.”
Hard evidence that the research and commercialization efforts of the algae industry are starting to pay off!