Comparative cost analysis of algal oil production for biofuels

  title={Comparative cost analysis of algal oil production for biofuels},
  author={A. Sun and Ryan Davis and M. Starbuck and A. Ben-Amotz and R. Pate and P. Pienkos},
  journal={Fuel and Energy Abstracts},
Economic analysis is an essential evaluation for considering feasibility and viability of large-scale, photoautotrophic algae-based, biofuel production. Thus far, economic analysis has been conducted on a scenario-by-scenario basis which does not allow for cross-comparisons. In 2008, a comparative study was carried out using a cross-section of cost analyses consisting of 12 public studies. The resulting triacylglyceride cost had a spread of two orders of magnitude excluding two studies which… Expand
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