An integrated renewable energy park approach for algal biofuel production in United States

Bobban Subhadra, Mark Edwards

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Abstract

Algal biomass provides viable third generation feedstock for liquid transportation fuel that does not compete with food crops for cropland. However, fossil energy inputs and intensive water usage diminishes the positive aspects of algal energy production. An integrated renewable energy park (IREP) approach is proposed for aligning renewable energy industries in resource-specific regions in United States for synergistic electricity and liquid biofuel production from algal biomass with net zero carbon emissions. The benefits, challenges and policy needs of this approach are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4897-4902
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Algae biofuel
  • Integrated renewable energy park
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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