Algae Jet Fuel: It's Green, It's Slimy, It's Renewable

Algae Jet Fuel: It's Green, It's Slimy, It's Renewable

There are a lot of renewable energy sources out there being talked about, but it seems to me that two are kind of buzzy among the ecogeeks that aren't talked about a whole lot elsewhere. One is geothermal, which we've talked about on HuffPost Green a bit lately.

The other is algae-based fuel. Talk about renewable!

Well, one company is pretty darn close to having a jet fuel based that comes from algae:

Solazyme announced today that it has produced the world's first algae-based jet fuel. The product passed all testing specifications for Aviation Turbine Fuel-- which means that the aviation kerosene has passed all the major hurdles to creating a jet fuel that is compatible with the current commercial and military infrastructure.

Tests that the jet fuel had to go through before meeting specifications include measurements for density, thermal oxidative stability, flashpoint, freezing point, and more.


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