Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas analysis for algae-derived biodiesel

  title={Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas analysis for algae-derived biodiesel},
  author={Tara Shirvani and Xiaoyu Yan and Oliver Richard Inderwildi and P. Edwards and David A. King},
  journal={Energy and Environmental Science},
The search for alternative fuels to alleviate our dependency on fossil-based transport fuels is driven by depleting conventional oil resources and looming climate change induced by anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Through a lifecycle approach, we evaluate whether algal biodiesel production can be a viable fuel source once the energy and carbon intensity of the process is managed accordingly. Currently, algae biodiesel production is 2.5 times as energy intensive as conventional… Expand
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  • Tara Shirvani
  • Environmental Science
  • Applied Petrochemical Research
  • 2012
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