Efficiency and Environmental Metrics of Algal Fuel

Douglas Auld


Energy efficiency, greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction effectiveness and cost are the major characteristics that determine the commercial production, consumption and potential subsidization of non-fossil, renewable fuels. This paper sets out a basic model by which the characteristics of algal fuel can be examined and in doing so, conclusions are reached regarding  the likelihood of algal fuel becoming a major biofuel in the immediate and near-term future and the potential subsidy entitlement of the fuel.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v4i2.8182


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