Oily Products from Pyrolytic Processing Of Microalgae: An Overview

A.M. Rizzo, D. Chiaramonti & M. Prussi
Study on microalgae massive cultivation production dates back to the ‘70s, when the crude oil shortage following the first oil shock caused a sudden steep rise of the real price of crude, and alternative pathways for the production of fossil fuel substitutes were investigated. Compared to conventional energy crops, microalgae exhibit significant potential advantages as a feedstock for the production of biofuels, because typically produces more oil, consume less space and could be grown on...