Country

Canada

Date

04/12/2012

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Pond Biofuels, US Steel Canada

Product

Algae

Category

R&D

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U.S. Steel Canada announces pilot project that will test Pond Biofuels algae technology

U.S. Steel Canada announced Tuesday it will partner with Union Gas and Pond Biofuels to test an innovative system that pulls carbon dioxide directly out of its power station's smoke stack in Nanticoke, Ont., and pipes it to a tank that will grow algae.

Pond Biofuels, a small Canadian company, had already signed a partnership with St. Marys Cement in Ontario, cement manufacturing being on eof the most carbon-intensive industry.

Observers nevertheless object some technical hurdles for the project, in particular due to the lack of natural light over a large part of the year in a northern country such as Canada. Pond Biofuels plans to use high-efficiency LEDs that are powered by solar energy and will reduce the price of electricity to make the operation profitable.

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