Algal Biofuel: Still Not a Common Man’s Fuel?

The rapid lifestyle of industrialization and increasing demand of fossil oil that are going to be scarce in future date have led to think the alternative source of renewable energy as fuels to meet our energy demands

Aradhana Das; Rajesh Kumar Sahoo; Enketeswara Subudhi

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • The rapid lifestyle of industrialization and increasing demand of fossil oil that are going to be scarce in future date have led to think the alternative source of renewable energy as fuels to meet our energy demands
  • Fossil fuel is challenged with increasing price and a decreasing quantity, and burning of the fuels is putting the environment into threat toward pollution and global warming
  • Today’s world is moving toward microalgae cultivation, which in comparison can grow faster in wastelands/uncultivated lands and can produce up to 80% of the dry weight of algae biomass
  • Overhead harvesting cost is 20–30% higher to the cultivation cost of algae; it can reduce the nonrenewable resources for which still date it cannot reach to common man
  • Economic feasibility and environmental suitability cannot be forgotten when venturing into scaling up for future commercialization

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