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Algae-Based Biofuels: A Review of Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries

Sources:

Food and Agriculture Organization

Ecofys

Global Bioenergy Partnership

Date:

1 May 2009

This document evaluates the possibilities, considerations, and challenges of using algae as a biofuel for powering developing countries. The authors of the report also consider the different technological components that make up algae-based biofuels, processing techniques, carbon contributions, and nutrient inputs needed, as well as the sustainability of the industry and the risks involved.