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Sustainable use of light for chemical and electrical energy production

Vadiveloo, A.ORCID: 0000-0001-8886-5540, Moheimani, N.ORCID: 0000-0003-2310-4147, Cosgrove, J. and Parlevliet, D. (2013) Sustainable use of light for chemical and electrical energy production. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 96 . p. 75.

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The Earth receives around 1.9 x 106 EJ of energy in visible light each year but only a fraction of this sunlight energy is being converted to biomass (chemical energy) through the process of photosynthesis. There is no doubt our fossil fuel resources are depleting; therefore there is an urgent need for an alternative source of renewable energy that is sustainable. This project works on the potential of developing a novel cultivation system for maximising the use of solar energy by combining solar panels with outdoor microalgae ponds for the production of both chemical and electrical energy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Royal Society of Western Australia
Copyright: © Royal Society of Western Australia 2013
Notes: Extended abstract of a paper presented at the Royal Society of Western Australia Postgraduate Symposium 2013 held at Curtin University on 29 September 2013
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