Fuel Potential of Third Generation Biofuels

  • Pratima Bajpai
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)


Microalgae are particularly suited for biofuel production due to their high photosynthetic growth rates, high lipid content, low land usage and high carbon dioxide absorption. Microalgae have a very short harvesting cycle (1–10 days depending on the process) compared with conventional crop plants which are usually harvested once or twice a year, allowing multiple or continuous harvests with significantly increased yields. Fuel potential of third generation biofuels from algae are presented in this chapter.


Biofuels Microalgae Third generation biofuels Biomass Photosynthetic microorganisms Bioethanol Biodiesel Biogas Biohydrogen 


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  • Pratima Bajpai
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  1. 1.Pulp and Paper ConsultantKanpurIndia

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