BIO-DIESEL FROM SEAWEED:
Aran is not only synonymous for quality packaging for liquid foods – its activities extend to many other areas, including the development and manufacture of designated packaging for hi-tech, bio-technology and bio-medicine. One of the company’s more interesting developments that integrates well with the environmental approach, is a special package for the controlled cultivation of seaweed to produce bio-diesel. This Israeli development is designed to produce diesel from seaweed – a biological fuel considered an energy of the future. Aran provides the special bags for the reactors, the seaweed cultivation containers. This unique package allows the formation of a controlled atmosphere under the precise conditions required for the seaweed to develop rapidly and enable large scale production at reasonable costs, so that bio-diesel will become commercial in the coming years.
BIO-DIESEL IS AN IDEAL FUEL:
It is not flammable, not toxic, decomposes rapidly biologically, burning of it exudes a low quantity of carbon dioxide, suitable for use in existing diesel engines (including for home heating) and even improves engine performance – and it is cheaper than petrol or diesel. Seaweed bio-diesel is considered to be particularly worthwhile, because it constitutes an ecological energy solution that is not at the expense of world food potential, unlike bio-diesel produced from corn, soy or peanut oils. Seaweed is considered the most effective oil manufacturer on earth.. Under laboratory conditions it is possible to utilize up to 55% oil from the weight of the seaweed, and according to a calculation conducted by the American government’s Department of Energy (DOE), it is possible to produce the entire quantity of diesel required for all human activities from seaweed. Aran is proud to be a part of the Israeli and world effort in this important field.