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Biofuels provided 2.7% of world's transportation fuel in 2015 which is expected to rise to 28% by 2050. However, most of the biofuel produced till date is from crops that can be used as food or feed. Microalgae, or third generation biomass, has the potential to overcome the problems associated with the food vs. fuel debate. Microalgae are microscopic photosynthetic organisms which have the ability to fix CO2. Thermochemical conversion via hydrothermal liquefaction is a favourable technology for recovering energy from algal biomass. Research is focused on discovering a viable and sustainable feedstock by cultivating and up-scaling the use of microalgae and then utilizing hydrothermal liquefaction to produce a workable biofuel. Synthetic biology and several genetic engineering techniques have also shown promising results in the production of biofuels. Much research is being carried out using microalgae as biomass for biofuel generation; however, it needs a robust conversion technology to make the process commercially viable.
- engineered algae
- Greenhouse gases
- hydrothermal liquefaction
- synthetic biology
- transgenic algae
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Screening microalgae species for waste water phosphate removal/recovery and high value chemicals production (BBSRC-HVCfP - Business Interaction Grant)
Rahman, P. & Ennis, C.
1/07/15 → 1/07/16
Mouldy bread given new lease of life as cleaning products and Careers in Food Science and Biotechnology
Pattanathu Rahman (Speaker)20 Jun 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Pattanathu Rahman (Member)2015 → …
Activity: Membership types › Membership of network or group