Microalgae as the Third Generation Biofuel：Production, Usage, Challenges and Prospects
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Microalgae refer to a kind of autotrophic microorganism with rich nutrition and high photosynthetic utilization degree, which are widely living in the sea and land. Microalgae can be converted into bio energy such as biogas, biodiesel and bio oil. This thesis presents a review on the different cultivation methods and energy conversion techniques of microalgae. Through comparison with other biomass feedstocks, the advantages and disadvantages of microalgae are detailed. Since the large scale of microalgae bioenergy production has not been achieved yet, the commercial production requirements and the sustainability of microalgae are analysed. As a result, high lipid content, less cultivated land use and short life time circle are thought to be the typical advantages of microalgae that it can be considered as a potential substitute of fossil fuel.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 31 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 166
Microalgae, bio- energy, Sustainability, Biofuel, Commercialization
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210995OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210995DiVA: diva2:665095
Subject / course
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2013-05-29, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, Uppsala, 11:00 (English)
Gallardo F., Gloria L.Rydén, Lars, Professor em.