Microalgae biofuel potentials (Review)

@article{Ghasemi2012MicroalgaeBP,
  title={Microalgae biofuel potentials (Review)},
  author={Younes Ghasemi and Sara Rasoul-Amini and Alireza Naseri and Nima Montazeri-Najafabady and M. Mobasher and Fatemeh Dabbagh},
  journal={Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={48},
  pages={126-144}
}
With the decrease of fossil based fuels and the environmental impact of them over the planet, it seems necessary to seek the sustainable sources of clean energy. Biofuels, is becoming a worldwide leader in the development of renewable energy resources. It is worthwhile to say that algal biofuel production is thought to help stabilize the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and decrease global warming impacts. Also, among algal fuels’ attractive characteristics, algal biodiesel is… 

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