Biofuel company eyes area: If deal goes through, Saline County would be first site in nation for algae-based fuel
Green Star Products Inc. announced today, July 31, that EcoAlgae USA has received a signed resolution from the Saline County Commissioners to construct a commercial algae production facility in conjunction with an integrated biorefinery complex.
The EcoAlgae project will involve algae production at the heart of this biorefinery complex because its high production biomass feedstock only requires sunlight, CO2 and brackish or saltwater.
"(This will be) the first facility of its type in the nation," said Marshall-Saline Development Corporation Executive Director Roy Hunter, the man who spearheaded this project. "It's going to bring national recognition to Saline County as a renewable fuels region."