Marine Algae as Biomass for Biofuel - Ireland 14The main aim of this project is to investigate the feasibility of using algae (micro and/or macro) as a feedstock
for producing bio-fuels in Ireland and Turkey.
As terrestrial contributions are greatly limited by the finite area of land available under any
culture method, it is essential that the potential of the marine environment as a source of biomass for bio-fuel production is realised.
The Mabfuel project will review the global state-of-the-art in the extraction of biofuel products from algae with a
focus on species, methodologies, yield and culture methods for algal feedstocks. Practical research and
technology transfer will focus on developing optimal methods to extract oil from algal biomass and on intensive
large-scale culture methods for micro-algal species in indoor and outdoor facilities.
The project will also assess
environmental, social and economic risks and benefits of the bio -fuel products developed.
This will include an economic model for viable, industrial-scale production and identification of knowledge gaps and commercialisation pathways. Login to Post a Comment