Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

With increasing fuel prices, environmental concerns, and a growing transportation sector the United States will need to cut down on petroleum based fuels while investing and researching in various renewable energy sources. This study examined different strains, harvesting, and extraction methods of algae for production of algae biodiesel with a goal of determining the potential impact algae biodiesel can make on the economy, the environment and reducing emissions in the United States.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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