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Near Durango, Solix Biofuels makes oil from algae

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Solix Biofuels Inc. has started making oil from algae at its facility near Durango. The Fort Collins-based company said Thursday that its Coyote Gulch Demonstration Facility began making the oil July 16 and should be in full-scale commercial operation by late summer. The plant is eventually expected to produce up to 3,000 gallons per acre per year of the biofuel. The facility is on land in southwest Colorado provided by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.