Canadian Consulting Engineer

Growing algae from cement manufacturing

July 3, 2012
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

The federal government and a group of private angel investors are funding a pilot project in Ontario to produce biofuels using industrial emissions.

The federal government and a group of private angel investors are funding a pilot project in Ontario to produce biofuels using industrial emissions.

Pond Biofuels develops technologies that grow algae from carbon dioxide and other emissions captured during the production of cement. The algae can be used as a feedstock for biofuels.

The Cement Association of Canada has applauded the announcement that the government would invest in the pilot study, which will be carried out at a plant in St. Marys, Ontario. The investment was done through the FedDev Ontario and involved a federal grant of $1 million.

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