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Seawater-based biofuels project in Egypt

Houston-based energy project development player Energy Allied International and The Seawater Foundation and Global Seawater have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the world’s first commercial-scale seawater-based biofuels project in Egypt.
The formed company New Nile will produce tens of millions of litres of second generation biofuels on a 50,000 hectare project site whilst utilising Egypt’s untreated seawater and its vast expanse of arid desert, as well as the country’s abundant agriculture-skilled labour.

The exact site location has not yet been decided but New Nile’s developers and its architectural firm Gensler are currently in talks with the Egyptian government with regards to possible settings, including the Mediterranean and Read Sea coastlines. Construction is expected to start early next year.

The Seawater Foundation and Global Seawater develops Integrated Seawater Agriculture Systems (ISAS).


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News date: 21/04/2010

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