Did you know that microalgae could also become a new source of energy? An interesting paper from Neil Priharto and the team revealed the potential use of microalgae for bio-based hydrocarbons production, an eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuels and renewable drop-in chemicals.
Priharto,N., Ronsse,F., Prins,W., Carleer,R., Heeres RJ. 2020. Experimental studies on a two-step fast pyrolysis-catalytic hydrotreatment process for hydrocarbons from microalgae (Nannochloropsis gaditanaand Scenedesmus almeriensis). Fuel Processing Technology, 206: 106466.
Full paper is published in Fuel Processing Technology : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2020.106466
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Microalgae Nannochloropsis gaditana (source: Malakootian et al. 2016)
Oil produced from microalgae (source: Priharto et al. 2020)
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