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An Outlook on Microalgal Biofuels 2

Here is an abstract of an article in Sciencemag.org

" Microalgae are considered one of the most promising feedstocks for biofuels. The productivity of these photosynthetic microorganisms in converting carbon dioxide into carbon-rich lipids, only a step or two away from biodiesel, greatly exceeds that of agricultural oleaginous crops, without competing for arable land. Worldwide, research and demonstration programs are being carried out to develop the technology needed to expand algal lipid production from a craft to a major industrial process. Although microalgae are not yet produced at large scale for bulk applications, recent advances—particularly in the methods of systems biology, genetic engineering, and biorefining—present opportunities to develop this process in a sustainable and economical way within the next 10 to 15 years."

The authors are  René H. Wijffels and Maria J. Barbosa

It is a paid article and if you are interested go here


Thu November 25 2010 11:31:17 PM by Richard sciencemag  |  Rene wijffels  |  Maria J Barbosa  |  biofuels 2519 views
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