international magazine
02 / 2020

MacroFuels scientists create biofuel using seaweed

Ateam from Aarhus, Denmark has recently finished up research on a MacroFuels Project called «Driving on Seaweed» to test the efficiency of using seaweed to produce biofuel, by converting the sugars from seaweed into fuel. Jaap Van Hal, Chemist and Innovation Manager at biorefinery TNO, and MaroFuel Project Scientific Coordinator: «First we take seaweed. and then we use water to get the sugars out with some enzymes or acids. then you get a sugar solution, and just like you produce wine or beer, you ferment it to ethanol or butanol, and you blend that with normal gasoline or diesel to produce e10 and then you drive your car on it».