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Available Resources for Algal Biofuel Development in China

Author(s): Shuhao Huo | Renjie Dong | Zhongming Wang | Changle Pang | Zhenhong Yuan | Shunni Zhu | Li Chen

Journal: Energies
ISSN 1996-1073

Volume: 4;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1321;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: algae | biofuel | biodiversity | resources | China

Microalgal biofuel research in China has made noticeable progress, and algae cultivation for biofuel production is considered to be an important contribution to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation and energy security. In this paper, the algal biofuel potentiality in China was reviewed from the points of view of algal biodiversity, algal culture collection, GHGs (especially CO2) mitigation, and the availability of the required sunlight, wastewater and land resources. The cultivation of microalgae utilizing power plants gas with large amounts of CO2 and wastewaters from urban households, industry and animal husbandry are suitable for large scale production in China. Land is hardly a limitation for algae cultivation.
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