Microalgae as second generation biofuel. A review

@article{Singh2011MicroalgaeAS,
  title={Microalgae as second generation biofuel. A review},
  author={Nirbhay Kumar Singh and Dolly Wattal Dhar},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={605-629}
}
  • N. Singh, D. W. Dhar
  • Published 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Agronomy for Sustainable Development
Microalgae are autotrophic microorganisms having extremely high photosynthetic efficiency and are valued as rich source of lipids, hydrocarbons, and other complex oils for biodiesel besides being an invaluable source of bioethanol, biomethane, and biohydrogen. Biodiesel produced from oilseed crops such as jatropha and soy have lower yields per unit land area and threaten food security. Indeed, microalgae have higher oil yields amounting to about 40 times more oil per unit area of land in… Expand

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