Algae biofuel oil refining?
I have long been a fan of the idea of renewable energy from algae colonies, but I have yet to find any information on actually refining the oil produced with the algae. I am well aware of how to remove the oil, however at that point it is just an organic crude. Is their a process to refine it to a more diesel or gasoline-like state, or is it efficient enough to run an engine on the crude. I am currently growing a reasonable algae colony and would appreciate assistance in doing something with the algae after it is grown.