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Algae Energy: Algae as a New Source of Biodiesel

Series: Green Energy and Technology

By: Ayhan Demirbas and M Fatih Demirbas

280 pages, 45 illus


Hardback | Jun 2010 | #187885 | ISBN-13: 9781849960496
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NHBS Price: £126.50 $155/€142 approx

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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)


Green Energy Facilities.- Biofuels.- Algae Technology.- Energy from Algae.- Biodiesel from Algae.- Biorefinery.- Future Developments.

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Ayhan Demirbas is a full professor and Vice Rector at Sirnak University. He was Professor in Energy Technologies Science at Karadeniz Technical University between 1991 and 2001, at Selcuk University from 2003 to 2007, and at Sila Science and Energy from 2007 to 2009. His research is mainly concerned with renewable and sustainable energy. M. Fatih Demirbas became Associate Researcher at Sila Science and Energy in 2003 and is now a full professor with the same company. His research focuses on renewable energy sources, notable solar energy and biomass energy technologies (biodiesel; biofuels; biomass pyrolysis; liquefaction and gasification; and biohydrogen).

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