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Economic and energy analysis of Large-Scale microalgae production for biofuels

de Boer, K. and Bahri, P.A.ORCID: 0000-0003-4661-5644 (2015) Economic and energy analysis of Large-Scale microalgae production for biofuels. In: Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae. Springer International Publishing, pp. 347-365.

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Microalgae biofuels have been under development for the last 40 years; however, in the last 6 years, this development has intensified due to higher oil prices and wider acceptance of anthropogenic climate change. Despite the excellent potential of algal biofuels, they are not yet commercially viable. The reason for this lack of progress is examined in this chapter by firstly reviewing the range of different technology options for biofuels from microalgae. Secondly, an analysis of the available techno-economic and energy assessments is performed highlighting the effect that each system element has on the overall viability.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Copyright: Springer International Publishing Switzerland
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