Kent BioEnergy Corporation
singlecelled aquatic plants ·
Bioenergy: General · Bioenergy: Solid Biomass · Bioenergy: Biofuels
San Diego, California, United States
Kent BioEnergy Corporation is an industry leader in the development of advanced concepts for culturing and harvesting microalgae - single-celled aquatic plants that can be used to produce methane for generation of green electricity and biodiesel to provide renewable energy alternatives to fossil fuel. We operate an advanced 160 acre aquaculture facility in southern California and are one of very few bioenergy companies that actually have mass-produced algae on a large scale. We have conducted R&D in aquaculture for more than 40 years, worked in algae culture for more than 25 years, and have received several million dollars in research grant support from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the NIST Advanced Technology Program, and the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and refine our algae production techniques. Our research has resulted in nine industry-leading patent applications and a wealth of proprietary technological breakthroughs. Based on this solid foundation of research and extensive practical experience, we are involved in a major effort to complete the remaining technological advances that will be required in order to produce biofuels at a cost competitive with fossil fuels today.