Glycerol Production by Halophytic Microalgae: Strategy for Producing Industrial Quantities in Saline Water

P.J. Harvey, M. Psycha, A Kokossis, A.L. Abubakar, V. Trivedi, R. Swamy, A.K. Cowan, D. Schroeder, A. Highfield, G. Reinhardt, S. Gartner, J. McNeil, P. Day, M. Brocken, J. Varrie & A. Ben-Amotz
Our aim is to increase the range of commercially viable biofuels by developing a low¬cost system for producing industrial quantities of glycerol from the halophytic microalga, Dunaliella, cultivated on saline water. Glycerol can be combusted at very high efficiencies and with very low emissions without chemical alteration or the addition of combustion enhancers using a new commercial CHP technology based on the McNeil cycle, and holds the key to developing an entirely new, environmentally¬sustainable biofuel...