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Microalgae biofuel potentials (review).
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PMID:  22586908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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With the decrease of fossil based fuels and the environmental impact of them over the planet, it seems necessary to seek the sustainable sources of clean energy. Biofuels, is becoming a worldwide leader in the development of renewable energy resources. It is worthwhile to say that algal biofuel production is thought to help stabilize the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and decrease global warming impacts. Also, among algal fuels' attractive characteristics, algal biodiesel is non toxic, with no sulfur, highly biodegradable and relatively harmless to the environment if spilled. Algae are capable of producing in excess of 30 times more oil per acre than corn and soybean crops. Currently, algal biofuel production has not been commercialized due to high costs associated with production, harvesting and oil extraction but the technology is progressing. Extensive research was conducted to determine the utilization of microalgae as an energy source and make algae oil production commercially viable.
Authors:
Y Ghasemi; S Rasoul-Amini; A T Naseri; N Montazeri-Najafabady; M A Mobasher; F Dabbagh
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0555-1099     ISO Abbreviation:  Prikl. Biokhim. Mikrobiol.     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0023416     Medline TA:  Prikl Biokhim Mikrobiol     Country:  Russia (Federation)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 71345-1583, Shiraz, Iran. ghasemiy@sums.ac.ir
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