Microalgae Growth Potential in Brazilian Semi-Arid Region

D. Azevedo Pereira, A. Costa Kiperstok, E. Andrade Sales, O. Jorquera Cortes & L. Wessels Perelo
The project to assess the potential for algal biofuels production in the Brazilian semi-arid region has three steps (1) characterization and growth response to temperature and different salinity of brackish water of different microalgae species for biodiesel production, (2) evaluation of local conditions in terms of anthropogenic CO2 emissions, sunlight and temperature range, saline or brackish water availability, and (3) based on these results, choose the most appropriate technology for microalgae culture considering the social...