Environmental Aspects of Bioenergy from Microalgae

R. Rana, M. Lombardi & C. Tricase
In recent years, the oil shortage and fossil fuel environmental impact have driven the most Developed Countries to utilize renewable energy and, in particular, biomass. However the 1st generation of biofuels seems to be unsustainable because it competes with food production. On the other hand, microalgal-based biofuels (considered the 3rd generation) show great promise as a sustainable alternative to conventional transport fuel. Bioenergy from microalgae is an useful substitute for energy crops for high biomass...