|Bio Architecture Lab (BAL) has over 60 patents pending for technologies that convert seaweed into fuels and chemicals that produce products like green plastics, surfactants, agrochemicals, synthetic fibers and nutraceuticals|
Although seaweed is already harvested at commercial scale in other countries for other uses, BAL is working on a pilot plant, which should be operational this year in Chile, to convert seaweed into fuel. BAL expects the plant will allow the company to demonstrate a complete value chain from feedstock cultivation (seaweed farming) to advanced biofuel production.
Bio Architecture Lab CEO Daniel Trunfio says they can go anywhere with the technology, “We like to say we’re seaweed agnostic — we can process any brown algae.”
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