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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A

Algal bio fuel as an alternative energy source: A review


Author(s): Telugu Chandra Mohan, K Raghuramudu, P Anand Prasad, Chinna Rajesh Sandya, P Shanthanna and P Ranjith Kumar

Abstract: World population is increasing day by day alarmingly at the same time dependence on fossil fuel increases. As a result of this fossil fuel has become expensive and is near to exhaust. Usage of fossil fuel is creating harmful impact on environment and living biota. The energy crises, especially depletion of fossil fuels has become serious issue. In other way use of fossil and its end products are threatening the life by environmental pollution, global warming, greenhouse effect and rains.
In these conditions algal biofuel is only alternative and renewable source to replace the fossil fuels. It mitigate the harmful effects of fossil fuels on environment and it assist in maintenance of the healthy environment. The main causes for this are high yields, a near-continuous harvest stream, and the potential to site the algal bioreactors on non-arable land. Production of fuel from algae biomass can be done by different approaches as mechanically and non-mechanical way. Extract the biofuel from algae can be done by numerous ways. The most commonly use method is Trans esterification. Conversion of triglycerides into esters and glycerol by using different catalyst is the main strategy of trans esterification.


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How to cite this article:
Telugu Chandra Mohan, K Raghuramudu, P Anand Prasad, Chinna Rajesh Sandya, P Shanthanna, P Ranjith Kumar. Algal bio fuel as an alternative energy source: A review. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(6):41-46.
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