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GPS_2008_POWER_Biodiesel_Algae

Date

2008

Abstract

In the past century, fossil fuels have served us a cheap and ef fect ive source of energy. Now that we are running out of fossil fuels, and we are becoming more aware of the environmental consequences of their emissions, biofuels are emerging as an appealing alternative source for the future. Especially with recent breakthroughs involving algae as a possible source for biodiesel production, many companies are looking to invest in algae-to-biodiesel technologies. This study investigates how algae can be incorporated as a significant part of US energy solutions. Specifically, we found two promising avenues for advancing algae biofuel prospects in today’s society: co-production coal-burning plants, and cultivation in conjunction with sewage treatment.

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Power the World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Power the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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Biodiesel - Algae


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