Current research and perspectives of microalgal biofuels in Australia

Li, Yan, Moheimani, Navid Reza and Schenk, Peer M. (2012) Current research and perspectives of microalgal biofuels in Australia. Biofuels, 3 4: 427-439. doi:10.4155/bfs.12.32

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Author Li, Yan
Moheimani, Navid Reza
Schenk, Peer M.
Title Current research and perspectives of microalgal biofuels in Australia
Journal name Biofuels   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1759-7269
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4155/bfs.12.32
Volume 3
Issue 4
Start page 427
End page 439
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, U. K.
Publisher Future Science
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract With an increased awareness of finite fossil-fuel resources and the associated environmental problems, there is mounting interest for renewable biofuel sources, such as those from highly productive microalgae. Based on its unique geographical location, climatic conditions, availability of large arid land areas, access to seawater and political stability, Australia has been identified as a potential location for scaling up algae to biofuel production. At present, a number of pilot research activities have been supported by the Australian government as well as private companies or investors with significant investments. This article provides examples of current research and microalgae pilot plants in the field of microalgal biofuels in Australia – highlighting the short- and long-term perspectives of algal biofuel development.
Keyword Arid lands
Biofuel production
Climatic conditions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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Created: Tue, 08 May 2012, 10:42:16 EST by Yan Li on behalf of School of Agriculture and Food Sciences