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Title: Biodiesels from microbial oils : opportunity and challenges
Authors: Ma, Yingqun
Gao, Zhen
Wang, Qunhui
Liu, Yu
Keywords: Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Ma, Y., Gao, Z., Wang, Q., & Liu, Y. (2018). Biodiesels from microbial oils : opportunity and challenges. Bioresource Technology, 263, 631-641. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2018.05.028
Journal: Bioresource Technology
Abstract: Although biodiesel has been extensively explored as an important renewable energy source, the raw materials-associated cost poses a serious challenge on its large-scale commercial production. The first and second generations of biodiesel are mainly produced from usable raw materials, e.g. edible oils, crops etc. Such a situation inevitably imposes higher demands on land and water usage, which in turn compromise future food and water supply. Obviously, there is an urgent need to explore alternative feedstock, e.g. microbial oils which can be produced by many types of microorganisms including microalgae, fungi and bacteria with the advantages of small footprint, high lipid content and efficient uptake of carbon dioxide. Therefore, this review offers a comprehensive picture of microbial oil-based technology for biodiesel production. The perspectives and directions forward are also outlined for future biodiesel production and commercialization.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/139987
ISSN: 0960-8524
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2018.05.028
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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