Advances in Biofuel Production: Algae and Aquatic Plants

1st Edition

Barnabas Gikonyo

Apple Academic Press
Published November 25, 2013
Reference - 398 Pages - 45 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781926895956 - CAT# N11060

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Summary

Due to their high growth rate, algae, microalgae, and aquatic plants are becoming the most promising photosynthetic organisms for biofuel production. Advances in Biofuel Production: Algae and Aquatic Plants explores current investigations and application of the fields of biofuel production and bioengineering and considers from a global context the evolving processes of algal biofuel production. The book looks at how biomass, specifically sugars, nonedible plant materials, and algae (which are designated first, second, and third fuels respectively) are used in the production of fuel. The feasibility of such projects, current methodologies, and how to optimize biofuel production are presented.