Gross-Wen Technologies expanding as it prepares to make sustainable aviation fuel from algae

April 18, 2023

Gross-Wen Technologies, an Iowa-based company specializing in using algae to clean wastewater, is partnering with a global energy company to produce sustainable aviation fuel from its algae-based biomass. The company's system utilizes vertical conveyor belts covered in layers of algae that absorb nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater while growing. The harvested algae is then processed into slow-release fertilizer and will now also be used to create biofuel, addressing President Biden's sustainable aviation fuel challenge. As part of its expansion, the company is establishing a new office in downtown Des Moines and a research facility near Boone, further solidifying its presence in the sustainable fuel and wastewater treatment sectors.

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