Azolla Biosystems Ltd has designed an integrated process that generates biofuels from both algae and Azolla.
The Arctic Coring Expendition (ACEX)
In 2004, the Arctic Coring Expedition discovered a layer of fossil Azolla in Lomonosov Ridge sediments beneath the North Pole. These were deposited 50 million years ago during the ‘Arctic Azolla Event‘ and its potential as a petroleum source rock beneath the Arctic Ocean was also reported in the New York Times.
Azolla-Algal Biofuel (AAB)
Azolla plants that live today are also a significant biofuel source and we have developed various techniques to convert Azolla’s biomass into biofuel, including methods to maximize its bio-oil potential.
The enriched-nitrogen water that is a bi-product of Azolla’s sequestration is also used to fertilize algal growth, making the production of algal biofuel more efficient and cost-effective.
This synergy provides a combined Azolla-Algal Biofuel (AAB) product that is be available locally anywhere in the world, without the need for long-distance transportation of non-renewable petroleum products that drive today’s energy infrastructure.