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Available Resources for Algal Biofuel Development in China
College of Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China
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Received: 27 June 2011; in revised form: 17 August 2011 / Accepted: 23 August 2011 / Published: 31 August 2011
Abstract: Microalgal biofuel research in China has made noticeable progress, and algae cultivation for biofuel production is considered to be an important contribution to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation and energy security. In this paper, the algal biofuel potentiality in China was reviewed from the points of view of algal biodiversity, algal culture collection, GHGs (especially CO2) mitigation, and the availability of the required sunlight, wastewater and land resources. The cultivation of microalgae utilizing power plants gas with large amounts of CO2 and wastewaters from urban households, industry and animal husbandry are suitable for large scale production in China. Land is hardly a limitation for algae cultivation.
Keywords: algae; biofuel; biodiversity; resources; China
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Huo, S.; Dong, R.; Wang, Z.; Pang, C.; Yuan, Z.; Zhu, S.; Chen, L. Available Resources for Algal Biofuel Development in China. Energies 2011, 4, 1321-1335.
Huo S, Dong R, Wang Z, Pang C, Yuan Z, Zhu S, Chen L. Available Resources for Algal Biofuel Development in China. Energies. 2011; 4(9):1321-1335.
Huo, Shuhao; Dong, Renjie; Wang, Zhongming; Pang, Changle; Yuan, Zhenhong; Zhu, Shunni; Chen, Li. 2011. "Available Resources for Algal Biofuel Development in China." Energies 4, no. 9: 1321-1335.