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Liquid fuel (oil) from halophilic algae: a 1993 research paper

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Liquid fuel (oil) from halophilic algae: a renewable source of non-polluting energy
Auteur(s) / Author(s)
Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)
Hebrew univ. Jerusalem, botany dep., plant biophysical lab., ISRAEL
Univ. Reading, dep. eng., Reading RG6 2AY, ROYAUME-UNI

Liquid fuel in the form of a mixture of hydrocarbons has been produced from a renewable form of biomass, the green microalga Dunaliella, which is distributed in oceans and salt lakes throughout the world. The product is a high-quality oil low in sulfur and nitrogen and is obtained by pyrolysis of a suspension of the algal cells. Feasibility studies have determined that the total cost of oil produced from Dunaliella is $21.6 per barrel of crude oil. Allowing for a 20% profit on the investment, the price of a barrel of oil would be $26 (Zaidman, School of Applied Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jersualem)
Revue / Journal Title
Renewable energy (Renew. energy) ISSN 0960-1481
Source / Source
Renewable energy: technology and the environment
1993, vol. 3, no 2-3, pp. 249-252

Editeur / Publisher
Elsevier Science, Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI (1991) (Revue)

English Keywords
Biomass ; Pyrolysis ; Alternative motor fuel ; Algae ; Dunaliella ; Feasibility ; Costs ; Thallophyta ; Chlorophycophyta ;
French Keywords
Biomasse ; Pyrolyse ; Carburant remplacement ; Algae ; Dunaliella ; Faisabilité ; Coût ; Thallophyta ; Chlorophycophyta ;

Spanish Keywords
Biomasa ; Pirólisis ; Carburante reemplazo ; Algae ; Dunaliella ; Practicabilidad ; Costo ; Thallophyta ; Chlorophycophyta ;
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