Microalgae biofuel potentials (Review)

  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},
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… 
Biofuels from Microalgae
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  • Engineering, Environmental Science
    Advances in Biofuels and Bioenergy
  • 2018
Biofuels are the most awaited products of scientific research. The fossil fuels are being exhausted, and pollution is increasing globally. Algal biofuels are one of the promising options. They are
Chapter 12 Biofuels from Microalgae
Biofuels are the most awaited products of scientific research. The fossil fuels are being exhausted, and pollution is increasing globally. Algal biofuels are one of the promising options. They are
Algal Biomass: Potential Renewable Feedstock for Biofuels Production – Part I
The present age has seen technological development at a large scale and has imposed tremendous pressure on the natural resources. The usage of fossil fuel has resulted in the release of greenhouse
Algal Biofuels: Current Status and Key Challenges
The current fossil fuel reserves are not sufficient to meet the increasing demand and very soon will become exhausted. Pollution, global warming, and inflated oil prices have led the quest for
Way forward to achieve sustainable and cost-effective biofuel production from microalgae: a review
The present review provides a concise account of the microalgal species known to accumulate high levels of lipid and describes the main factors that should be taken into consideration while selecting suitable algal strains for mass cultivation, along with promising methods for overcoming these challenges in order to produce cost-competitive and environmentally sustainable biofuel.
Methods of energy extraction from microalgal biomass: a review
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  • Engineering, Environmental Science
    Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology
  • 2014
The potential of algal biomass as a source of liquid and gaseous biofuels is a highly topical theme, The process operations for algal biofuel production can be grouped into three areas: growth,
Macroalgae-Derived Biofuel: A Review of Methods of Energy Extraction from Seaweed Biomass
The methods by which useful energy may be extracted from macroalgae biomass are reviewed including: direct combustion, pyrolysis, gasification, trans-esterification to biodiesel, hydrothermal liquefaction, fermentation to bioethanol, fermenting to biobutanol and anaerobic digestion.


Biodiesel from microalgae.
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  • Environmental Science, Engineering
    Biotechnology advances
  • 2007
Fuels from microalgae
  • Y. Chisti
  • Engineering, Environmental Science
  • 2010
233 ISSN 1759-7269 10.4155/BFS.10.9 © 2010 Future Science Ltd Microalgae are microscopic plants that make seas, lakes and rivers green. Algae and some other organisms use sunlight to produce
Biofuels from Microalgae
Developments in microalgal cultivation and downstream processing are expected to further enhance the cost‐effectiveness of the biofuel from microalgae strategy.
Microalgae produce higher biomass and oil yields than traditional energy crops, and they can be cultivated on marginal land or in seawater, but major bottlenecks are high cultivation and harvesting costs, unfavourable energy balances, and the demand of nutrients.
Second Generation Biofuels: High-Efficiency Microalgae for Biodiesel Production
The use of fossil fuels is now widely accepted as unsustainable due to depleting resources and the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the environment that have already exceeded the “dangerously
Opportunities for renewable bioenergy using microorganisms.
  • B. Rittmann
  • Environmental Science
    Biotechnology and bioengineering
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Algae or cyanobacteria may be the best option to produce bioenergy at rates high enough to replace a substantial fraction of the authors' society's use of fossil fuels.
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This review is focused on placing bio-H(2) production processes into the context of the current biofuels market and summarizing advances made both at the level of bioengineering and bioreactor design.