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Title: Algae Derived Biofuel

Abstract

One of the most promising fuel alternatives is algae biodiesel. Algae reproduce quickly, produce oils more efficiently than crop plants, and require relatively few nutrients for growth. These nutrients can potentially be derived from inexpensive waste sources such as flue gas and wastewater, providing a mutual benefit of helping to mitigate carbon dioxide waste. Algae can also be grown on land unsuitable for agricultural purposes, eliminating competition with food sources. This project focused on cultivating select algae species under various environmental conditions to optimize oil yield. Membrane studies were also conducted to transfer carbon di-oxide more efficiently. An LCA study was also conducted to investigate the energy intensive steps in algae cultivation.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Rowan Univ., Glassboro, NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
OSTI Identifier:
1177407
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003113
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; Algae; Membrane; Dewatering; LCA

Citation Formats

Jahan, Kauser. Algae Derived Biofuel. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1177407.
Jahan, Kauser. Algae Derived Biofuel. United States. doi:10.2172/1177407.
Jahan, Kauser. Tue . "Algae Derived Biofuel". United States. doi:10.2172/1177407. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1177407.
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author = {Jahan, Kauser},
abstractNote = {One of the most promising fuel alternatives is algae biodiesel. Algae reproduce quickly, produce oils more efficiently than crop plants, and require relatively few nutrients for growth. These nutrients can potentially be derived from inexpensive waste sources such as flue gas and wastewater, providing a mutual benefit of helping to mitigate carbon dioxide waste. Algae can also be grown on land unsuitable for agricultural purposes, eliminating competition with food sources. This project focused on cultivating select algae species under various environmental conditions to optimize oil yield. Membrane studies were also conducted to transfer carbon di-oxide more efficiently. An LCA study was also conducted to investigate the energy intensive steps in algae cultivation.},
doi = {10.2172/1177407},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
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