Algae Energy

Algae as a New Source of Biodiesel

  • Ayhan Demirbas
  • M. Fatih Demirbas

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ayhan Demirbas, M. Fatih Demirbas
    Pages 1-27
  3. Ayhan Demirbas, M. Fatih Demirbas
    Pages 29-47
  4. Ayhan Demirbas, M. Fatih Demirbas
    Pages 49-74
  5. Ayhan Demirbas, M. Fatih Demirbas
    Pages 75-96
  6. Ayhan Demirbas, M. Fatih Demirbas
    Pages 97-138
  7. Ayhan Demirbas, M. Fatih Demirbas
    Pages 139-157
  8. Ayhan Demirbas, M. Fatih Demirbas
    Pages 159-181
  9. Ayhan Demirbas, M. Fatih Demirbas
    Pages 183-194
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 195-199

About this book

Introduction

Climate change, environmental impact and declining natural resources are driving scientific research and novel technical solutions. Green Energy and Technology serves as a publishing platform for scientific and technological approaches to "green" - i.e., environmentally friendly and sustainable - technologies. While the main focus lies on energy and power supply, the series also covers green solutions in industrial engineering and engineering design. Green Energy and Technology is a monograph series addressing researchers, advanced students and technical consultants, as well as decision makers in industry and politics. The level presentation ranges from instructional to highly technical.

Algal oil can be an important source of biomass and algae’s ability to grow almost anywhere has encouraged scientists to also investigate its potential as a source of biodiesel. Algae Energy covers the production of algae culture and the usage of algal biomass conversion products. It also reviews modern biomass-based transportation fuels, including biodiesel, bio-oil, biomethane and biohydrogen.

Each chapter opens with fundamental explanations suitable for those with a general interest in algae energy and goes on to provide in-depth scientific details for more expert readers. Algae energy is discussed within the wider context of green energy, with chapters covering topics such as:

• green energy facilities;

• algae technology;

• energy from algae; and

• biodiesel from algae.

Algae Energy addresses the needs of energy researchers, chemical engineers, fuel and environmental engineers, postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, and others interested in a practical tool for pursuing their interest in bio-energy.

Keywords

BioFuel Biomethan Ethan algae biodiesel biomass fuel hydrogen

Authors and affiliations

  • Ayhan Demirbas
    • 1
  • M. Fatih Demirbas
    • 2
  1. 1.Sirnak UniversitySirnakTurkey
  2. 2.University Mah.Sila Science and Energy Unlimited CompanyTrabzonTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-050-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-049-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-050-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • About this book