Conversion of CO2 into biomass by microalgae: how realistic a contribution may it be to significant CO2 removal?

  title={Conversion of CO2 into biomass by microalgae: how realistic a contribution may it be to significant CO2 removal?},
  author={Francisco Gabriel Aci{\'e}n Fern{\'a}ndez and Cynthia Gonz{\'a}lez-L{\'o}pez and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Fern{\'a}ndez Sevilla and E. Molina Grima},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Microalgae have been proposed as a CO2 removal option to contribute to climate change avoidance and problems coming from the use of fossil fuels. However, even though microalgae can be used to fix CO2 from air or flue gases, they do not permit long-term CO2 storage because they are easily decomposed. On the other hand, microalgae can contribute to an enhancement in human sustainability by producing biofuels as an alternative to fossil fuels in addition to the production of other useful… 
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