Benefits of Oil from Algae
Benefits of Oil Produced With the Help of the OriginOil System
Cleaner to Produce and Burn
Petroleum contains sulfur and other toxins. It is a major pollutant and damages human health on a global scale. Drilling operations are highly noxious; crude spills on sea and land are natural catastrophes; and refineries produce heavy pollutants.
By contrast, algae production generates no toxins — it’s a lot like growing grass hydroponically. Crude oil created with the help of OriginOil technology generates no heavy metals or sulfur when burned, and when properly combusted, has a minimal output of greenhouse gases.
Can Be Produced Close to Point of Demand
Petroleum often travels tens of thousands of miles to reach its destination. This adds cost and gives suppliers a stranglehold on consumers. With the help of OriginOil technology, fuel can be produced close to the site of usage and demand — virtually eliminating the transport cost of petroleum.
In the future, portable algae-to-oil systems may be transported to the point of demand and quickly start producing oil for electricity generation or fuel.
Does Not Compete with Food
The ethanol boom of 2008 led to skyrocketing corn prices, which caused havoc in global food supplies and commodities markets. Using algae as a feedstock avoids creating shortages in food supplies or markets.
Works with Existing Refineries
Unlike other solutions, which bypass the existing refining infrastructure, OriginOil’s technology will help enable the production of fully compatible fuels. The petroleum industry has already announced plans to support the refining of biofuels. Of these, biocrude from algae is most like petroleum in structure and can be readily “cracked” into the lighter components of crude oil such as jet fuel, diesel, gasoline, solvents and plastics.
Works With Existing Gas Stations and Vehicles
Most solutions to the energy problem require massive new infrastructure.
- Hybrids require new cars with toxic batteries.
- Hydrogen cars need a new fuel network.
- Electric cars need their own recharging stations.
By contrast, fuel refined with the help of OriginOil systems can be seamlessly integrated into the current petroleum distribution system.
A Key Technology to Produce New Oil
Companies implementing algae oil production systems will need to know that they can generate product consistently at a competitive price and with a positive energy balance. OriginOil’s patent-pending harvesting and extraction processes will help ensure that these companies can confidently plan and invest in renewable oil production for the long term.
OriginOil’s breakthrough algae technology can help provide the world with an endless supply of cost-competitive and environment-friendly oil. We do this by making it easier and more cost-effective to produce oil from algae using our patent-pending Single-Step Extraction process.
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