Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Company on mission to fuel the future with biofuels
BY DAVID YOUNG • • July 19, 2009

Solix, partners research algae growth and its use as biodiesel

It may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but the fields of algae growing in plastic bags submerged in water in Southern Colorado are a reality and could be the future of biofuels.

Solix Biofuels Inc. launched its first full-scale biofuels demonstration facility, the first of its kind in the world, last week by inoculating its photobioreactor system to start growing algae.

The 2-acre facility, named Coyote Gulch, is southwest of Durango on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. The inception of the new plant is a monumental step for the CSU startup company in its quest to deliver biofuels to the masses at an affordable price.

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