Whyalla-based commercial biofuel producer Muradel will receive a new federal grant next month to start scaling up its demonstration plant as it refocuses on new feedstock.
Chief executive Professor David Lewis said the company has been focused on demonstrating it can produce biocrude oil from microalgae since 2011, first in WA and since 2013 in SA.
But its proprietary Green2Black technology would now be demonstrated using car tyres and biosolids from municipal waste streams as feedstock.
“We realised new feedstocks that are easily available can give us a better economic outcome with the focus now being on tyres, biosolids and algae in that order.”
Muradel is a joint venture between the University of Adelaide, Murdoch University and SQC.
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