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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Algae Biodiesel

This is a really exciting story about the most incredible ENERGY coming on the market, OIL from ALGAE. What makes this so exciting is it is not about a fuel that is five years, or ten years, or even fifteen years down the road. Suneco Energy is presenting their technology and end product Right Now!!!

Algae Power Video!

CHINO, CA - July 29, 2009: J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and SunEco Energy today announced the signing of a cooperative agreement, which could lead to J.B. Hunt becoming a significant purchaser of biodiesel made from natural algae oil using SunEco Energy's proprietary technology.

Gary Whicker , Senior Vice President of engineering for J.B.Hunt states: " At this time Transportation fuel is virtually 100% oil-based," "Finding other energy sources to put in our fuel tanks is good business for our company and our nation. SunEco's innovative process to produce renewable fuel supplies from algae grown in American ponds is an intriguing new option. Our initial experience with their algae-based biodiesel is promising, and we are excited about the opportunity to work with SunEco Energy to move towards a lower cost, less carbon intensive, and more secure fuel supply for our business."

Dan Gautschi, Chairman and CEO of SunEco Energy states: “ We are very pleased that J.B. Hunt, a leading transportation company, took the steps to test our fuel in their trucks and are taking further steps to become a leader in the use of renewable fuels, The SunEco technology has been in development for over five years, with an operating pilot facility Over the past two years which has allowed us to continually produce barrels of oil rather than beakers, enabling us to provide oil for tests in a variety of applications."

SunEco's utilizes naturally occurring algae strains in a monitored setting to produce an oil product suitable for making renewable transportation fuels (biodiesel) and other oil-based products. One of the products is a high-quality animal feed supplement. SunEco is currently trying to raise additional funding to enable the large scale deployment of the technology in U.S. and international markets, including a large development in the Imperial Valley region of California.

SunEco's Algae Conversion Video

SunEco Energy is committed to leading the deployment of commercially viable bio-products made from natural algae strains. The Company's primary objective is to deliver reliable clean biodiesel products for transportation fuels and also livestock feeds, thus ending the trade-off between food and or fuel. Soon the company intends to expand its product range to include a full scope of products currently obtained from petroleum, such as, plastics and dyes, and inks as well as nutri-ceuticals.

SunEco’s in-depth understanding of the microalgae organism, and particularly how it behaves under certain conditions, allows the company to utilize naturally occurring algal species, without genetic modification, to produce and retain lipids which are basic building blocks needed to harvested oil. Rather than modify the algae, SunEco is able to modify the algal environment to cause the organism to behave in the desired manner – namely the production and retention of lipids, or fats, used to make oil.

At this time SunEco has a large Advantage, in time and in Scale. SunEco has gone through 18 pilot test harvests. This gave the company time to enhance and improve its process, also unlike other companies who have beakers of biodiesel. SunEco has barrels of the biodiesel, to test in numerous applications including some very successful on-road tests with a large interstate trucking company (J.B.Hunt).

Oil production sets SunEco apart today, and will continue to let SunEco outdistance the competition in the years ahead as they scale up production facilities to produce large quantities of high quality renewable biodiesel. The SunEco process was designed with scale in mind. Using naturally occurring algal strains, SunEco can utilize large open ponds for the growth medium. The SunEco process equipment has been designed to economically handle large volumes of alginated water. The large scale and high productivity of the process allows SunEco to produce at a very competitive unit rate.

SunEco Energy is now fully engaged in a large scale deployment of the technology in the Imperial Valley region of Southern California. The Company has acquired a large fish farm in the region which is being converted to a large algae harvesting and processing facility once all necessary approvals have been obtained. SunEco will undergo a dramatic growth phase as we move to become the leading supplier of renewable and sustainable algae based bioproducts.

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