Book ID: 102123
The Science of Algal Fuels. Phycology, Geology, Biophotonics, Genomics and Nanotechnology. 2012. (Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology, 25). illus. XXXIII, 505 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
This volume covers and updates the topic of biofuels, with numerous international meetings, conferences, congresses, and books on biofuels. Each chapter has been composed as a review article and contains many references for further studies and has been peer reviewed. The target audience of this volume is workers in biofuels, graduate students in biochemistry and lecturers of phycology and biochemistry of the algal world. Algae, seaweeds and cyanobacteria, live in marine and terrestrial habitats and require the Sun for energy, CO2 and aqueous surroundings. Since it is easy to culture algae in a large scale and they yield abundant biomass in a short period, there are farms that grow them in ponds for extracting their natural products. Micro and macro (seaweeds) can produce cheap and plentiful biofuel, biodiesel, or ethanol. Biofuel (such as algal products) may soon be cheaper than the commercial pumping of underground and sea bottom fossil-oil.