TITLE

Interest Is Accelerating in Algae Biofuels as Fuel of the Future

AUTHOR(S)
Lyle, Amanda
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
BioWorld Today;11/17/2009, Vol. 20 Issue 222, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the growing interest towards algae as a biofuel source in the renewable fuels industry. Royal Dutch Shell PLC, BP PLC and Chevron Corp. are some of the major oil companies involved in the algal-biofuels arena. Particular focus is given to algae's potential for high oil yields, along with the biggest challenges for algae-based fuels. The estimated cost of algal-fuel ranges from 10 U.S. dollars per gallon to 40 U.S. dollars per gallon.
ACCESSION #
46706682

 

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