April 18, 2008

Algae Biodiesel Meets Military Requirements

Solazyme biodiesel Solaiesel passed military cold weather testing.At the request of the Department of Defense, the Southwest Research Institute has concluded testing that shows Solazyme Inc's proprietary algae biodiesel blend, Soladiesel meets DoD cold weather requirements.

Given the number of military bases in cold climates, finding a biofuel that could meet cold weather requirements has been one of the major hurdles to more widespread use of biofuels by the military. And because of the fact that the same limitation exists in aviation because of the low temperatures encountered at high altitudes, this could possibly pave the way for it's use in aviation as well.

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