Imperial Valley is the global leader in algae bio-crude production. Algae plants in Imperial Valley are producing clean fuel options for large-scale transit including aviation, marine shipping, commercial trucking and rail. Algae's conversion of carbon dioxide and sunlight into biomass can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70%.
With the wide variety of crops grown in the Imperial Valley, many different types of organic matter can be used for biomass, which can be converted into bio-diesel.
Due to a thriving crop and livestock industry, Imperial Valley is the prime location for the production of bio-diesel from local algae and manure.
Sugarcane for ethanol is grown in the Imperial Valley. There are also opportunities to produce ethanol with other plant varieties such as sweet sorghum, sugar beets and switchgrass.