OriginOil rolls out 'simplified' algae oil harvesting process

According to OriginOil, first phase trials suggests the new algae oil extraction process is 'simpler and more efficient than current systems, without requiring chemicals or significant capital expenditure for heavy machinery'. Algae are cultivated suspended in large volumes of water. When ready for harvest, the culture must be concentrated and the oil extracted from each cell before the oil, water and biomass are separated for processing.

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