Expanding the microalgal industry - continuing controversy or compelling case?

Stephens, Evan, Ross, Ian L. and Hankamer, Ben (2013) Expanding the microalgal industry - continuing controversy or compelling case?. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 17 3: 444-452. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2013.03.030


Author Stephens, Evan
Ross, Ian L.
Hankamer, Ben
Title Expanding the microalgal industry - continuing controversy or compelling case?
Journal name Current Opinion in Chemical Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1367-5931
1879-0402
Publication date 2013-06
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.cbpa.2013.03.030
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 444
End page 452
Total pages 9
Place of publication Oxford , United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Herein we examine the potential role that microalgae might play in the approaching challenges of energy and fuel security, and food and water supply. Microalgal production systems remain the subject of controversy however, generally consisting of arguments about the economic and environment sustainability of these systems. We discuss these aspects and draw some parallels with other systems to highlight real advantages and obstacles to expanding the modern microalgal industry. Emerging alternative production models and the relatively early developmental state of the microalgal biofuels industry provide room for extensive innovation that has the potential to bring the technology to a highly productive maturity.
Keyword Biofuels production
Algae
Future
Energy
Water
Efficiencies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 12th April 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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