Diversified Energy, XL Renewables partner in algae production

Gilbert, Ariz.-based alternative energy company Diversified Energy and XL Renewables Inc. have partnered to develop an algae production system that will be incorporated into XL Renewables' integrated biorefinery operation in Vicksburg, Ariz. Developed by XL Renewables, the new technology, coined "Simgae" (for simple algae), will be commercialized by Diversified Energy. In addition, Diversified Energy will demonstrate the technology at Withrow Dairy in Casa Grande, Ariz. According to Diversified Energy President Phillip Brown, the technology is expected to provide 100 to 200 dry tons of algae per acre starting in December.