Storage and Logistics
Storage and logistics are an integral part of the proposed process and here MacroFuels adopts a twopronged approach. MacroFuels will develop flexible containers, which allow for the storage of harvested seaweed at sea and for later onward transport. MacroFuels aims to demonstrate this concept using 25m3 flexible storage tanks and transporting the stored seaweed over a distance of 2 km at sea. MacroFuels will integrate storage with pre-treatment by ensiling, which yields fermentable sugars without further pre-treatment. These methods allow for year-round production of biofuels.