An Indian scenario on renewable and sustainable energy sources with emphasis on algae

@article{Hemaiswarya2012AnIS,
  title={An Indian scenario on renewable and sustainable energy sources with emphasis on algae},
  author={Shanmugam Hemaiswarya and Rathinam Raja and Isabel S. Carvalho and Ramanujam Ravikumar and Vasudeo P. Zambare and Debmalya Barh},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={96},
  pages={1125-1135}
}
  • S. Hemaiswarya, R. Raja, D. Barh
  • Published 16 October 2012
  • Engineering, Environmental Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
India is the fifth largest primary energy consumer and fourth largest petroleum consumer after USA, China, and Japan. Despite the global economic crisis, India’s economy is expected to grow at 6 to 8 %/year. There is an extreme dependence on petroleum products with considerable risks and environmental issues. Petroleum-derived transport fuels are of limited availability and contribute to global warming, making renewable biofuel as the best alternative. The focus on biogas and biomass-based… 
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