Algal biofuels: impacts, significance and implications

Parker, Brenda, Benson, David and Malin, Gill ORCID: (2016) Algal biofuels: impacts, significance and implications. In: Biofuels. CRC Press.

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Recent years have witnessed significant innovation in algal biofuels production technologies and products on a global scale. While these innovations have potentially positive benefits for the sustainable development of the biofuels sector, there are evident caveats. This chapter therefore initially outlines the main emergent algal biofuels production techniques, before examining the significance of their environmental, social and economic impacts. As our analysis shows, algal biofuels potentially provide alternatives to first generation biofuels in terms of overall sustainability but questions still arise over their economic viability and environmental effects, most notably on biodiversity, land use and water security. The implications for future sectoral expansion and its governance are then discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: algae,algal biofuels,sustainable development,gm,impact significance,governance,policy,sdg 15 - life on land ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/life_on_land
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 09:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 08:30

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