VIDEO: Frank Rogalla - Let’s turn algae from foe to friend for biofuel production

Jan. 4, 2018
Frank Rogalla provides an update on the All-gas project in Chiclana and confirms that he drives an algae biofuel powered car...
Frank Rogalla, director of innovation at Aqualia, provides an update on the All-gas project in Spain that uses wastewater to grow algae for biogas production and explains why he drives an algae-powered car..

CHICLANA, Spain – As director of innovation, you would expect Frank Rogalla to live and breath new technologies in his life outside of work.

Well with his All-gas project – growing algae for biofuel production using wastewater nutrients – he is certainly doing that.

In the latest video interview as part of our #WaterChat series, Rogalla confirms that he is driving a biogas powered car that can run on the algae-biofuel produced from the project in Spain.

The only problem is that he has to drive to the Chiclana site (conveniently located near the beach), to refuel – sounds like an idea excuse to us!

Project co-ordinator Aqualia is planning on applying the technology to other water treatment plants across its infrastructure portfolio.

Watch the full interview above, with links to our previous coverage below.


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Tom Freyberg

Tom Freyberg is an experienced environmental journalist, having worked across a variety of business-to-business titles. Since joining Pennwell in 2010, he has been influential in developing international partnerships for the water brand and has overseen digital developments, including 360 degree video case studies. He has interviewed high level figures, including NYSE CEO’s and Environmental Ministers. A known figure in the global water industry, Tom has chaired and spoken at conferences around the world, from Helsinki, to London and Singapore. An English graduate from Exeter University, Tom completed his PMA journalism training in London.

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