Petrobras 4 announced, the company invested in a large-scale cultivation of microalgae pilot project in the northeast of the country was officially launched, will be used to cultivate microalgae biodiesel production.
The pilot project is located in North Liyuegelang Brazil Este Leimu Adams City, Texas, by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte responsible for specific research work, exploring microalgae cultivation and practical way, and to accumulate experience the ultimate commercial development .
Brazilian researchers believe that algae has great potential for development, both economic and environmental. On the one hand, it can be a lot to absorb carbon dioxide and water purification, hand but also as a raw material for the production of biofuels.
Microalgae is a growth of algae in the ocean, this plant is rich in esters and glycerol, can be used to refine liquid fuels. Development of microalgae biodiesel, is an international oil and other fossil fuels to find green alternatives is an important research direction. Microalgae growth cycle is 20 days, the oil content is much higher than rapeseed, peanut, corn, and does not occupy arable land suitable for saline areas in the coastal regions and the use of open pools, training, etc. photoreactor