General Background and Introduction

  • Pratima Bajpai
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)


Fossil fuel sources are getting exhausted and contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which leads to many negative effects. Hence, biofuels are being explored to replace fossil fuels. Biofuels are favourable choice of fuel consumption due to their renewability, biodegradability and generating acceptable quality exhaust gases. Third generation biofuels derived from microalgae are considered to be a viable alternative energy resource devoid of the major drawbacks associated with first and second generation biofuels. This chapter presents general background and introduction on third generation biofuels from algae.


Fossil fuel Greenhouse gas Biofuels Microalgae Third generation biofuels Biomass Photosynthetic microorganisms 


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  • Pratima Bajpai
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  1. 1.Pulp and Paper ConsultantKanpurIndia

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