Algal oil can be an important source of biomass and algae's ability to grow almost anywhere has encouraged scientists to also investigate its potential as a source of biodiesel. This volume covers the production of algae culture and the usage of algal biomass conversion products. It also reviews modern biomass-based transportation fuels, including biodiesel, bio-oil, biomethane and biohydrogen.
From the reviews: "Ayhan Demirbas (Sirnak Univ., Turkey) is the most widely cited author in the alternative energy field. ! This slim ! volume presents the promise of biofuels in the context of dwindling fossil energy supplies. ! The text is clearly and accessibly written ! confidently predicting that 'algae will become the most important biofuel source in the near future' because its use for biodiesel 'has no disadvantages.' ! Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals, two-year technical program students." (M. K. Bomford, Choice, Vol. 48 (7), March, 2011)
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