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Algae biofuel company to launch commercial work

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / WEST HAWAII TODAY / 2010

    Cellana Inc. is selling its 6-acre research facility on Hawaii island to Cyanotech Corp. Sea water is pumped into algae ponds where it is circulated with paddlewheels to encourage algae growth at Cellana research facility in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii island.

A company that set out 11 years ago to test whether it could make fuel oil from algae in Hawaii announced Friday that it is ceasing research work after succeeding, and will try to build a commercial production plant in the islands. Read more

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