Fishing company begins cultivating algae for biofuel
Pesquera San José venture into the cultivation of brown algae in order to produce fuel. (Photo: San Jose/ Bio Architecture Lab)
Pesquera San José plans to produce biofuels from brown algae (Macrocystis pyrifera), better known as huiro.
With this objective in mind, the company is now co-developing the InnovaChile project BAL Biofuels, a consortium of biotechnology research, development and innovation (I+D+i).
Following an amendment to the technical project 'Macrocystis pyrifera culture in a suspended system' - sent to Conama Los Lagos on 21 September, Pesquera San José projects this as "an opportunity for diversification based on technological possibilities to generate biofuel from brown seaweed farming," reads the Environmental Impact Statement (DIA).
The initiative "aims to promote aquaculture for species with high commercial expectations, and a low environmental impact in mas...
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