Cyanobacteria Produced Fuel (Helioculture)




What they say about it
A patented cyanobacteria seeks to convert carbon dioxide, untreated water and sunlight into liquid hydrocarbons that are the functional equivalent of diesel and ethanol. The company’s process, known as Helioculture, does not use biomass feedstock, downstream processing or natural resources and could eventually produce diesel gas at $20-$50 a barrel.

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How they say it works
Catalysts tailored for the production of a specific fuel type use the energy from sunlight to photosynthesize the desired industrial product from waste CO2, non-potable water, and micronutrients. These catalysts are proprietary microorganisms that are synthetically designed for their unique purpose.

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