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Algae biodiesel: a feasibility report
23rd April 2012
Topic(s): Renewables, Economics, Fuel switching
This paper, from Chemistry Central Journal, explores the costs and suitability of using algae as a biofuel. A light review of the current research is followed by an overview of production. The paper concludes with an economic feasibility assessment stating that open-pond algae as a biodiesel fuel is close to feasibility as a full replacement for diesel, but not without subsidies, considerable technology improvements, or increases in the price of fuel.
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