The current research addressing the use of microalgal biomass as a substrate for the generation of biogas was reviewed. It was recog nised to have potential to partially replace fast depleting and envi ronmentally harmful fossil fuels due to its ease of cultivation, ability to fix CO2 during growth, low lignin content, and high growth rates. However, the technology is not currently feasible due to prohibitively high water consumption, inhibition phenomena during digestion, and seasonal variation in chemical composition. If the technology is to be developed to commercial scale, then these factors must be addressed.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels|
|Subtitle of host publication||Production Technologies for Biofuels|
|Editors||Lalit Kumar Singh, Gaurav Chaudhary|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jun 2017|