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Importance of algae oil as a source of biodiesel

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Year
2011

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Demirbas, Ayhan, and Fatih Demirbas, M., 2011, Importance of algae oil as a source of biodiesel: Energy Conversion and Management, v. 52, iss. 1, p. 163-170.

Summary

Algae are the fastest-growing plants in the world. Industrial reactors for algal culture are open ponds, photobioreactors and closed systems. Algae are very important as a biomass source. Algae will some day be competitive as a source for biofuel. Different species of algae may be better suited for different types of fuel. Algae can be grown almost anywhere, even on sewage or salt water, and does not require fertile land or food crops, and processing requires less energy than the algae provides. Algae can be a replacement for oil based fuels, one that is more effective and has no disadvantages. Algae are among the fastest-growing plants in the world, and about 50% of their weight is oil. This lipid oil can be used to make biodiesel [...]

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 0196-8904

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