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Anaerobic digestion and gasification of seaweed

Anaerobic digestion and gasification of seaweed

Milledge, John J. ORCID: 0000-0003-0252-6711 and Harvey, Patricia J. ORCID: 0000-0001-7193-4570 (2018) Anaerobic digestion and gasification of seaweed. In: Rampelotto, Pabulo H. and Trincone, Antonio, (eds.) Grand Challenges in Marine Biotechnology. Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology . Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 237-258. ISBN 978-3319690742 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69075-9_7)

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Abstract

The potential of algal biomass as a source of liquid and gaseous biofuels is a highly topical theme, with over 70 years of sometimes intensive research and considerable financial investment. A wide range of unit operations can be combined to produce algal biofuel, but as yet there is no successful commercial system producing such biofuel. This suggests that there are major technical and engineering difficulties to be resolved before economically viable algal biofuel production can be achieved. Both gasification and anaerobic digestion have been suggested as promising methods for exploiting bioenergy from biomass, and two major projects have been funded in the UK on the gasification and anaerobic digestion of seaweed, MacroBioCrude and SeaGas. This chapter discusses the use of gasification and anaerobic digestion of seaweed for the production of biofuel.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 7.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anaerobic Digestion: Gasification; Seaweed; Biogas; macroalgae; algae; AD
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Algal Biotechnology Research Group
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2019 01:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT c
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19353

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