converdelogoConverde Energy USA Inc. has announced that it will begin to test simultaneous grinding and oil extraction of algae at their Cambridge, Ontario, Canada facility using their new algae bioreactor technology, and has hired a biochemical engineer to oversee the project. They intend to have a new pilot system up and running in the near future.

In the meantime Converde management has decided to use their oil extraction technologies to assist other algae producers with oil extraction. “Our grinding technology is a leader in the marketplace and continues to out perform traditional oil extraction technologies as well as existing milling technologies presently in the market,” said Michael McLaren, Converde’s CEO.

“What differentiates us from the competitors with our technology is the ability to wet grind and extract the oils without having to dry the product. This will allow us to save time and money,” he added.

Converde Energy USA Inc. develops renewable energy technologies and applies them to new generation power systems. Converde Energy’s plasma assisted biomass to energy plants use state of the art technologies to produce green energy in both fuel (sulfur free diesel) and electricity.