Algae to Energy,™ LLC was formed to exploit break-through biomass processing technologies to produce low-cost renewable energy and sustainable value. Algal oil is the only renewable liquid fuel source that can, within the foreseeable future, completely displace petroleum.
The capability to generate commercially viable volumes of algal oil from microalgae biomass requires new thinking, new processes and significant investment. Within the next few years, it is highly probable that several multi-billion dollar enterprises will be created as the first victors emerge in the quest to generate economically competitive, ‘green’ liquid fuel production methods utilizing the Earth’s simplest flora.
Simply put, the equation above is what the algae opportunity component of our venture is about. Until quite recently, there was no solution to the question of economic viability when looking at algal oil as a source for liquid fuel. Studied for over 30 years by government and private industry alike, algae remained a promising, but expensive proposition as a substitute for fossil fuels. A2E has developed and acquired proprietary technology which allows for the production of algal oil at a cost which can directly compete with traditional fossil fuels.
The technology being discussed has been proven out by the company through years of research and development and in June of 2009, A2E began production with the first commercially viable plant of its kind. Specifically, patent pending breakthrough technologies, plus the cumulative knowledge base that is publicly available, result in the company being on the cutting edge of producing algal oil at economically attractive price points 2 years ahead of the competition.
Our team has diligently determined the ideal mix of algal subspecies, optimization methods of growing the biomass in controlled, low-cost bioreactor design; the use and capture of carbon dioxide; maximum ‘turnover’ balance between oil content and algal growth rate, proprietary technology used to harvest the algae from water and proprietary technology used to ‘crack’ the algae and free the oil from the cellular container that is the organism itself.
We expect to be the first company to produce algal oil and algae-based energy economically on a commercial scale. Further, our technology will have a tremendous impact on the promise of algae, more specifically on the growth, harvesting and oil extraction which truly are a “paradigm shift” from the current market. Our technology, experience, ingenuity and expertise position the company on the fore-front of the green fuel industry.