Tests microalgae as feed additives for poultry (7/2013)
EcoFuel started feeding tests ofnovel strains of microalgae as feed additives for laying hens and chickens. Several strains with a high content of antioxidants, vitamins, immunostimulatory agents, carotenoids and omega-3 fatty acids are beeing tested on large group of experimental animals as novel, heathy feed additives. The goal of study is to verify the improvment of animal health, better conversion rate of feeds and improvment of nutritional characteristics of produced meat and eggs. The ultimate goal is to produce DHA- enriched Omega-eggs as well as replace commonly used synthetic beta-carotene (used to achieve deep yellow color of egg yolks) for organic, natural algae-based colorant. The resulting omega-eggs will be clinically tested as functional food that helps, along with a balanced diet, to achieve the recommended daily intake of Omega-3 and supports to maintain normal brain, eye and heart heatl conditions.
BIODIESEL from waste animal fat (5/2013)
EcoFuel Labs are developing under joint research program with Czech Academy of Science new integral autonomous device for production of bio diesel from waste animal fat. The unit shall fit into 20-foot cargo container and can be located in even remote hardly accessible areas or attached to local producers of waste animal fat. The modular technology will be able to use also vegetable oils as feedstock for biofuel production. Unique feature is the use of specially developed recyclable catalyst and proces that can cope with increased amount of free fatty acids in lard and other types of animal fats. By-product from biodiesel manufacture – glycerol – will be used as feed for novel microalgae.