Algae News Wrap Up: JV’s and military interest in algae biofuels

Reuters reports Algae Biodiesel Company, World Health Energy Holdings, Inc. who are developing joint venture partnerships for algae production for biodiesel and commercial fish food, announced today further progress with its Letter of Intent with Prime Inc., an India Industrial and transport Company, which will see the development of a biodiesel production facility ramping up to 250 acres with a budget of up to $100 million.

Fierce Energy reports that an increasing amount of municipal solid waste is driving global demand for waste-to-energy (WTE) systems to convert waste into heat and electricity. Pike Research can reveal that by 2020, 261 million tons of waste will need to be treated annually.

Biofuels Digest reports that, The American University of Beirut has partnered with the Lebanese Association for Energy Savings and Environment and researchers from around the Mediterranean to study microalgae, in Lebanon for the production of algae-based biofuels.

San Diego Business Journal reports on the  U.S. government push to get military ships and aircraft to run on alternative sources of energy. Sapphire Energy Inc., who are based in San Diego are working to produce biofuel from algae.