Funding Year: 2008
Funding Scheme: Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)
Project Duration: 48 Months
Total Project Value: €1.4m
EU Grant-Aid: €1.4m
Funding to Ireland: €1m
Lead Partner: Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station, Ireland
- Green Biofuels Ireland Ltd
- Dundalk Institute of Technology
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The main aim of this project is to investigate the feasibility of using algae (micro and/or macro) as a feedstock for producing bio-fuels in Ireland and Turkey. The yield of oil from algae is estimated to be 7 to 31 times greater than the next best crop (oil of palm) and micro-algae, in particular, have much faster growth-rates than terrestrial crops. As terrestrial contributions are greatly limited by the finite area of land available under any culture method, it is essential that the potential of the marine environment as a source of biomass for bio-fuel production is realised.
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