Biofuel from microalgae: alternative, sustainable and renewable fuel

Najafi, Gholamhassan and Ghobadian, Barat and Yusaf, Talal F. (2011) Biofuel from microalgae: alternative, sustainable and renewable fuel. In: 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET 2011), 4-7 Sept 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract

The demand on fossil fuel is increasing due to the increases of population growth rates and higher fuel prices. Therefore, finding alternative clean and renewable source of energy is one of the most substantial needs nowadays Biodiesel is one of the potential renewable resources of energy which produces low emission gases, is sustainable, and can be produced using existing available technologies. The new resource of fuel has to be convincing, microalgae is one of the most promising sources of biodiesel and an economical substance due to its low coast and the availability. Microalgae has the highest of oil productivity and can produce many times more than crops The characteristics of microalgae's biodiesel are very similar to diesel’s and it can be blended with diesel in any ratio. High oil prices, competing demands between foods and other biofuel sources and the world food crisis have ignited interest in farming algae for making biofuels. Using land that is not suitable for agriculture, using ocean and wastewater for producing and fast growth are algal fuels' attractive. About half weight of algae is oil that this lipid oil can be used to make biodiesel and this oil is capable of yielding 30 times more oil than the crops currently used in biofuel production.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.,
Depositing User: Dr Talal Yusaf
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 01:41
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2013 01:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: renewable energies, microalgae, biodiesel
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090202 Automotive Engineering Materials
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850501 Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20140

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