Congrats to Proterro today on their partnership with Bunge for a pilot study of Proterro’s sucrose-production technology in Brazil. Unlike most – if not all – other bio-based feedstock companies, Proterro makes sugars instead of consuming them.
Proterro’s patented sugar-making process uses CO2, sunlight and water, and integrates patented transgenic sugar-producing cyanobacteria with a patented photobioreactor for cultivating those microorganisms.
It’s yet another example of the versatility of algae and the importance of the EPA recognizing – and approving – the use of Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) as an approved emissions reduction strategy for power plants.
ABO continues to make the case for CCU with the EPA and the broader industry. We have a great panel of experts talking about this very topic at next week’s Algae Biomass Summit. The panel is moderated by Ron Kent, Southern California Gas Company, a SEMPRA Energy company and features Danielle Petrucci, U.S. Department of Energy – Office of Fossil Energy; Jamie Rhodes, Trestle Energy; Mark Allen, Accelergy Corporation; and Tim Zenk, Sapphire Energy.