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Current research and perspectives of microalgal biofuels in Australia

Li, Y., Moheimani, N.R.ORCID: 0000-0003-2310-4147 and Schenk, P.M. (2012) Current research and perspectives of microalgal biofuels in Australia. Biofuels, 3 (4). pp. 427-439.

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With an increased awareness of finite fossil-fuel resources and the associated environmental problems, there is mounting interest for renewable biofuel sources, such as those from highly productive microalgae. Based on its unique geographical location, climatic conditions, availability of large arid land areas, access to seawater and political stability, Australia has been identified as a potential location for scaling up algae to biofuel production. At present, a number of pilot research activities have been supported by the Australian government as well as private companies or investors with significant investments. This article provides examples of current research and microalgae pilot plants in the field of microalgal biofuels in Australia-highlighting the short-and long-term perspectives of algal biofuel development.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Algae & Seagrass Research Group
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