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Climate change, environmental impact and declining natural resources are driving scientific research and novel technical solutions. Green Energy and Technology serves as a publishing platform for scientific and technological approaches to "green" - i.e., environmentally friendly and sustainable - technologies. While the main focus lies on energy and power supply, the series also covers green solutions in industrial engineering and engineering design. Green Energy and Technology is a monograph series addressing researchers, advanced students and technical consultants, as well as decision makers in industry and politics. The level presentation ranges from instructional to highly technical.
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. Algae Energy 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.
Each chapter opens with fundamental explanations suitable for those with a general interest in algae energy and goes on to provide in-depth scientific details for more expert readers. Algae energy is discussed within the wider context of green energy, with chapters covering topics such as:
• green energy facilities;
• algae technology;
• energy from algae; and
• biodiesel from algae.
Algae Energy addresses the needs of energy researchers, chemical engineers, fuel and environmental engineers, postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, and others interested in a practical tool for pursuing their interest in bio-energy.
- Book Title Algae Energy
- Book Subtitle Algae as a New Source of Biodiesel
- Series Title Green Energy and Technology
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-050-2
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
- Publisher Name Springer, London
- eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84996-049-6
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2567-9
- eBook ISBN 978-1-84996-050-2
- Series ISSN 1865-3529
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages X, 200
- Number of Illustrations 45 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Renewable and Green Energy
Renewable and Green Energy
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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)