Liquid biofuels from blue biomass

Zsófia Kádár, Annette Eva Jensen, Henrik Bangsø Nielsen, Jens Ejbye Schmidt

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    Abstract

    Marine (blue) biomasses, such as macroalgaes, represent a huge unexploited amount of biomass. With their various chemical compositions, macroalgaes can be a potential substrate for food, feed, biomaterials, pharmaceuticals, health care products and also for bioenergy. Algae use seawater as a growth medium, light as energy source and they capture CO2 for the synthesis of new organic material, thus can grow on non-agricultural land, without increasing food prices, or using fresh water. Due to all these advantages in addition to very high biomass yield with high carbohydrate content, macroalgaes can be the well suited candidates as feedstock for biofuel production in the future. The aim of our studies is to examine the possibility producing liquid biofuel (ethanol and butanol) from macroalgaes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnergy Systems and Technologies for the coming Century : Proceedings
    Number of pages420
    Place of PublicationRoskilde
    PublisherDanmarks Tekniske Universitet, Risø Nationallaboratoriet for Bæredygtig Energi
    Publication date2011
    Pages284-286
    ISBN (Print)978-87-550-3903-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventRisø International Energy Conference 2011 - Risø DTU, Roskilde, Denmark
    Duration: 10 May 201112 May 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceRisø International Energy Conference 2011
    LocationRisø DTU
    CountryDenmark
    CityRoskilde
    Period10/05/201112/05/2011
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R
    Number1776(EN)
    ISSN0106-2840

    Keywords

    • Bio refinery
    • Risø-R-1776
    • Risø-R-1776(EN)

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