The current research addressing the use of microalgal biomass as a substrate for the generation of biogas was reviewed. It was recognised to have potential to partially replace fast depleting and environmentally harmful fossil fuels due to its ease of cultivation, ability to fix CO2 during growth, low lignin content and high growth rates. However, the technology is not currently feasible due to prohibitively high water consumption, inhibition phenomena during digestion and seasonal variation in chemical composition. If the technology is to be developed to commercial scale, then these factors must be addressed.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels|
|Number of pages||0|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2017|