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Title: Production of bio-oil from algal biomass and its up-gradation: Recent developments
Authors: Mondal, Prasenjit
Soni N.K.
Published in: Green
Abstract: Algae, particularly microalgae are getting strong ground as a potential and environment friendly feedstock for biodiesel production in recent years due to its high growth rate (biomass yield) and high lipid content in some species. In the present paper the potential of algae as a feedstock for bio-oil production has been described. Mechanistic approach and optimum conditions for the algal growth as well as bio-oil production has been explained. Performance of various types of photo bioreactors has been critically analyzed to select suitable route for algal growth. Conventional methods such as mechanical and chemical extraction processes for the production of bio-oil form algal biomass have been described along with recent developments including supercritical extraction and microwave assisted processes. Various processes and catalysts for the up-gradation of bio-oil to bio-diesel along with recent developments have also been described and compared. Effects of catalyst properties on the up-gradation of bio-oil have been critically analyzed for designing more efficient catalyst and consequently to improve the efficiency of the up-gradation process. Production of drop-in bio-fuel through hydrotreating of bio-oil is described. World scenario on the production of bio-fuel from algal biomass has also been provided.
Citation: Green (2012), 2(43957): 217-232
URI: https://doi.org/10.1515/green-2012-0006
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/2141
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Keywords: Algal oil
Biodiesel
Catalyst
Fatty acids
Photo bioreactorTransesterification
ISSN: 1869876X
Author Scopus IDs: 57200197409
56199404100
Author Affiliations: Mondal, P., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India
Soni, N.K., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India
Corresponding Author: Mondal, P.; Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India; email: mondal2001@gmail.com
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [CH]

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