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Storage of seaweed for biofuel production: Ensilage

Storage of seaweed for biofuel production: Ensilage

Milledge, John J. ORCID: 0000-0003-0252-6711 and Maneein, Supattra (2020) Storage of seaweed for biofuel production: Ensilage. In: Torres, Maria Dolores, Kraan, Stefan and Dominguez, Herminia, (eds.) Sustainable Seaweed Technologies: Cultivation, Biorefinery, and Applications. Advances in Green Chemistry . Elsevier, pp. 155-167. ISBN 978-0128179437 (doi:

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Seaweed needs to be preserved for year-round fuel production due to the seasonal nature of its growth. Ensilage is a low energy method of preserving wet biomass. This paper reviews the use of ensiling for the preservation of seaweed and concludes that ensiling appears to be an energy-efficient method of preserving seaweeds for year-round production of biofuel, and in particular biogas, but there is a need for considerably more research especially at scale.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Ch. 6
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ensiling, algae, macroalgae, preservation, biogas, methane
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Algal Biotechnology Research Group
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2020 20:29

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