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Hon. Dr Mike Kelly: Algae.Tec Shoalhaven facility leading the world in clean energy innovation

Dr Mike Kelly

THE HON DR MIKE KELLY AM MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence

Member for Eden-Monaro

 

 

Algae.Tec Shoalhaven facility leading the world in clean energy innovation

  10 December 2012

Member for Eden-Monaro Dr Mike Kelly today visited the pioneering Shoalhaven Algae. Tec facility, which is using advanced technology to produce low cost, high grade biofuel using algae.

Member for Eden-Monaro Dr Mike Kelly today visited the pioneering Shoalhaven Algae. Tec facility, which is using advanced technology to produce low cost, high grade biofuel using algae.

 

Dr Kelly, who has a passion for renewable energy, was briefed by company representatives in their process and the wide-ranging potential of their products.

 

This technology not only adds to the Southern region’s wealth of renewable energy projects, it has the ability to address Australia’s energy security needs by reducing our reliance on imported oil and fossil fuels, and to cut pollution.

 

In Israel and China, for example, the carbon-hungry algae are being used to abate emissions from coal-fired power stations that are a similar size to the ones used in Australia.

 

Dr Kelly said it was fantastic to see world-leading innovation in our own backyard.

 

“This region is fast becoming a flagship for renewable energy in Australia,” he said.

 

“We have already seen over $1billion being invested in renewable energy projects in Eden-Monaro and the lower Shoalhaven region – that includes wind and wave energy, solar, biomass and geothermal.

 

“To have a company like Algae.Tec here in Bomaderry, which recently signed a collaboration agreement with Lufthansa to produce aviation biofuels and also with Holcim Lanka, is a wonderful boon. The possibilities of this technology are extremely exciting.

 

“Their algae technology has almost no impact on the environment and could potentially eliminate emissions from coal-fired power stations.”

 

Algae.Tec Executive Chairman Roger Stroud said the biofuels technology showcased here in Shoalhaven is the same technology that will be used by the company’s global aviation and transport fuel clients.

 

“We currently have feasibility studies underway with interested parties in Texas, Brazil, China, Sri Lanka and Germany, as well as another site in New South Wales,” said Mr Stroud.

 

“The Shoalhaven facility has already had VIP visits from some of the world’s largest companies wanting to see how the technology delivers sustainable low cost fuel, carbon capture, and energy security.”

 

 

Media contact: Robbie Rynehart 0459 810 654

Biofuels International: Algae.Tec starts showcase facility commissioning

Biofuels International reports on the start of commissioning of Algae.Tec’s Australian showcase facility, Shoalhaven One.

“Algae into biofuels company Algae Tec has announced commissioning for a showcase biofuels facility in Nowra, Australia.

The facility, named Shoalhaven One, already has the bioreactor technology and associated racks, piping and separation tanks in place, with full testing and final validation now underway.”

 

Proactive Investors: Algae.Tec ships first photo-bioreactor, aims for biofuel production at Shoalhaven One in early 2012

Proactive Investors reported on the first module shipment from USA:

Algae.Tec’s (ASX: AEB) first photo-bioreactor module has been shipped from the Algae Development and Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States and is headed for Australian shores.

The enclosed modular technology captures carbon dioxide waste from power stations and manufacturing facilities, which feeds into the algae growth system.

Executive chairman Roger Stroud said the first shipment is a massive step for Algae.Tec. “The algae photo-bioreactors will take a carbon dioxide feed from the ethanol fermenters into the algae growth system and show the scalability and commerciality of our technology,” he said.

Biofuels International: Algae bioreactors receive approval for Australian facility

Biofuels International has published an article about Algae.Tec’s demonstration plant, Shoalhaven One receiving development approval.

The approval was granted under the Shoalhaven City Council Environment Planning and Assessment Act. Shoalhaven One will be sited next to the Manildra Group’s industrial facility, south of Sydney, Australia.

Biofuels International explains: “the plant will be used to capture carbon dioxide waste from power stations and manufacturing facilities, feeding the pollution into the algae growth system”

Algae.Tec’s Executive Chairman, Roger Stroud, is quoted in the article, saying: “Algae.Tec is one of few advanced biofuels companies globally with an enclosed modular engineered technology designed to grow algae on an industrial scale and produce biofuels that replace predominantly imported fossil fuels for transportation use.”

The full article can be read online: ‘Algae bio-reactors receive approval for Australian facility’.