Bioeconomy of microalgae-based fuels

Vigani, Mauro ORCID: 0000-0003-2442-7976 (2022) Bioeconomy of microalgae-based fuels. In: 3rd Generation Biofuels. Woodhead Publishing, pp. 769-784. ISBN 9780323909716

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Global consumption of fossil fuels is one of the major factors responsible for harmful emissions and global warming. Algae biofuels have great potential to meet the environmental, bioeconomic and societal expectations of alternative renewable sources of energy, but their economic competitiveness is still insufficient to achieve a significant market presence and meet consumers’ demand. This chapter proposes a green business model as a framework to untap the environmental, economic and social sustainability potentials of algae biofuels. It identifies the benefits and discusses the challenges of the algae biofuel industry in order to improve its market presence and fulfill the expectations of this technology. It concludes by identifying the policy barriers for a more successful algae biofuel sector, in particular with respect to electric batteries which are the main competitors of biodiesels.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Part IV chapter 33.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Algae; Biofuel; Bioeconomy; Circular economy; Green business
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2022 08:18
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2023 12:10

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