Frequently Asked Questions - Oil

Q: How do green algae produce oil?
A: Algae obtain their energy through photosynthesis. This energy is usually stored in the form of proteins, lipids (or oils) and carbohydrates. Under specific conditions certain species are able to accumulate high levels of intracellular lipid that may be harvested for biodiesel production.

Q: Q: How can it be used and who would use it?
A: Micro algal oil is currently being investigated worldwide with the aim of producing renewable fuels for road transport and aviation in particular.