They’re squeezing oil from pond scum for real:
The facility, located in Rio Hondo Texas, will produce an estimated 4.4 million gallons of algal oil and 110 million lbs. of biomass per year off a series of saltwater ponds spanning 1,100 acres. Twenty of those acres will be reserved for the experimental production of a renewable JP8 jet-fuel.
Algae produces between 30 and 100 times the fuel of corn.
You can read PetroSun’s press release announcing their new facility here. This could be the future of fuel.