Biofuels include biodiesel, biobutanol, bioethanol, biogasoline, renewable diesel, biomethane, aviation biofuel and hydrogen. Cyanobacteria can be used in the production of all of these.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a plethora of extreme environments, which support growths of cyanobacteria and other related photosynthetic microalgae. Cyanobacteria and other photosynthetic microalgae in the GCC have evolved over billions of years to accommodate some of the harshest environments on Earth.
QA-UK personnel have developed advanced tools to allow the rapid characterisation of biofuels and are working with teams who have developed the right systems for their scale up.