Current research and perspectives of microalgal biofuels in Australia

Li, Yan, Moheimani, Navid Reza, and Schenk, Peer M. (2012) Current research and perspectives of microalgal biofuels in Australia. Biofuels, 3 (4). pp. 427-439.

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Abstract

With an increased awareness of finite fossil-fuel resources and the associated environmental problems, there is mounting interest for renewable biofuel sources, such as those from highly productive microalgae. Based on its unique geographical location, climatic conditions, availability of large arid land areas, access to seawater and political stability, Australia has been identified as a potential location for scaling up algae to biofuel production. At present, a number of pilot research activities have been supported by the Australian government as well as private companies or investors with significant investments. This article provides examples of current research and microalgae pilot plants in the field of microalgal biofuels in Australia – highlighting the short- and long-term perspectives of algal biofuel development.

Item ID: 28103
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1759-7269
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2013 01:49
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060701 Phycology (incl Marine Grasses) @ 50%
10 TECHNOLOGY > 1003 Industrial Biotechnology > 100302 Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts @ 50%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850501 Biofuel (Biomass) Energy @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 50%
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