Algae: Promising Future Feedstock for Biofuels

  • B. Bharathiraja
  • J. Jayamuthunagai
  • M. Chakravarthy
  • R. Ranjith Kumar
  • D. Yogendran
  • R. Praveenkumar
Part of the Developments in Applied Phycology book series (DAPH, volume 7)


Algae have absolute potential to be used as a feedstock for the production of renewable energy. Diversity in a range of species has given diversified opportunities for cultivation, processing, and extraction of fuel products. In order to utilize algae for this purpose, the pros and cons of most common cultivation systems are discussed. Technological components for algal biofuel production such as farm location, carbon resource, light, and nutrient inputs are analyzed. The chapter concludes with a complete understanding of opportunities and challenges with biomass productivity, cultivation systems, resource sustainability, and fuel product processing to make fortunate improvements in the progress of converting algal biofuels a reality in the near future.


Switch Grass Algal Biomass Algal Cultivation Biohydrogen Production Open Pond 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Bharathiraja
    • 1
  • J. Jayamuthunagai
    • 2
  • M. Chakravarthy
    • 1
  • R. Ranjith Kumar
    • 1
  • D. Yogendran
    • 1
  • R. Praveenkumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Vel Tech High Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering CollegeAvadi, ChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for BiotechnologyAnna UniversityChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of biotechnologyArunai Engineering CollegeTiruvannamalaiIndia

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