Algae fuels as an alternative to petroleum

Stephens, Evan, de Nys, Rocky, Ross, Ian L., and Hankamer, Ben (2013) Algae fuels as an alternative to petroleum. Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology, 4 (4). pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Here we examine the scale of petroleum consumption and the current lack of scalable petroleum alternatives. We highlight the contribution that macroalgae and microalgae can collectively make as feedstocks in the future energy mix, discuss recent advancements and current development pathways, and consider the potential and the limitations of these production systems for economic and environmental sustainability moving towards a scale of 10-20% of global petroleum consumption.

Item ID: 30914
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: macroalgae; microalgae; fossil fuel; biofuels; bioproducts; feedstock
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© 2013 Stephens E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

ISSN: 2157-7463
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), National and International Research Alliances Program (NIRAP), Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (AMCRC), MBD Energy
Projects and Grants: ARC grant DP110101699, ARC grant DP130100346
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 23:04
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1003 Industrial Biotechnology > 100302 Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850501 Biofuel (Biomass) Energy @ 100%
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