Energies 2011, 4(9), 1321-1335; doi:10.3390/en4091321

Available Resources for Algal Biofuel Development in China

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Received: 27 June 2011; in revised form: 17 August 2011 / Accepted: 23 August 2011 / Published: 31 August 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biomass and Biofuels)
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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.

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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(9):1321-1335.

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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.

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