Microalgae for Renewable Energy: Biodiesel Production and other Practies


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Koru E. , Aksoy F., Alparslan M.

IBU JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.2, no.1, pp.145-154, 2014 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : IBU JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-154

Abstract

This paper reviews the current status of microalgae use for biodiesel production, including their cultivation, harvesting, and processing. The microalgae species most used for biodiesel production are presented and their main advantages described in comparison with other available biodiesel feedstocks. The various aspects associated with the design of microalgae production units are described, giving an overview of the current state of development of algae cultivation systems (photo-bioreactors and open ponds). Other potential applications and products from microalgae are also presented such as for biological sequestration of CO2 , wastewater treatment, in human health, as food additive, and for aquaculture.