Next Article in Journal
Next Article in Special Issue
Previous Article in Journal
Previous Article in Special Issue
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(7), 1188-1195; doi:10.3390/ijms9071188
Review

Towards Sustainable Production of Biofuels from Microalgae

1,* , 2 and 1
Received: 20 March 2008; in revised form: 12 May 2008 / Accepted: 10 June 2008 / Published: 9 July 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biofuels R&D: Securing the Planet's Future Energy Needs)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [184 KB, uploaded 19 June 2014]   |   Browse Figure
Abstract: Renewable and carbon neutral biofuels are necessary for environmental and economic sustainability. The viability of the first generation biofuels production is however questionable because of the conflict with food supply. Microalgal biofuels are a viable alternative. The oil productivity of many microalgae exceeds the best producing oil crops. This paper aims to analyze and promote integration approaches for sustainable microalgal biofuel production to meet the energy and environmental needs of the society. The emphasis is on hydrothermal liquefaction technology for direct conversion of algal biomass to liquid fuel.
Keywords: Biomass; Biofuel; Biodiesel; Hydrothermal liquefaction; microalgae; Pyrolysis; Sustainable energy Biomass; Biofuel; Biodiesel; Hydrothermal liquefaction; microalgae; Pyrolysis; Sustainable energy
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Patil, V.; Tran, K.-Q.; Giselrød, H.R. Towards Sustainable Production of Biofuels from Microalgae. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9, 1188-1195.

AMA Style

Patil V, Tran K-Q, Giselrød HR. Towards Sustainable Production of Biofuels from Microalgae. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2008; 9(7):1188-1195.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Patil, Vishwanath; Tran, Khanh-Quang; Giselrød, Hans Ragnar. 2008. "Towards Sustainable Production of Biofuels from Microalgae." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 9, no. 7: 1188-1195.



Int. J. Mol. Sci. EISSN 1422-0067 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert