Japanese Euglena to set up an algae-based jet fuel trial plant

Plantations International News Euglena, a Japanese microalgae developer and producer, has partnered with Japan's largest airline ANA Holdings to establish an algae-based jet gas. A 3 billion yen (appr. EUR23m) demo plant, using technology from Chevron, is scheduled ahead online in early 2018 with plans to 125,000 litres of eco-friendly jet gas. Euglena plans to have the ability to commercialise the energy, obtained from its namesake euglena algae, by 2020 and established a lot more establishments with result more than 400 times that of the presentation plant. The business likewise intend to establish large-scale cultivation centers beyond Japan. The algae fuel, [...]