Fort Collins, Colo., July 23, 2009 – Solix Biofuels, an alternative energy technology company, began algal oil production at its Coyote Gulch Demonstration Facility. Algal oil production began July 16 following the inoculation of the facility with microalgae. The facility will be in full-scale commercial operation by late summer 2009.
The facility is expected to produce the equivalent of 3,000 gallons per acre, per year of algal oil by late 2009. During the peak growth season, microalgae can be harvested every 5-7 days.
The facility is located on a two-acre site in southwestern Colorado, on land provided by Solix’s partner, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and is integrated with an industrial plant producing CO2 and water as waste products. Solix plans to expand production in the future.