Journal of
Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels

  • Abbreviation: J. Pet. Technol. Altern. Fuels
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2360-8560
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPTAF
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 69


Potentials of microalgal biofuel production

Fadhil M. Salih* and Richard A. Haase
ClearValue Companies, Sugar Land, Texas, U.S.A.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 30 January 2012



Microalgae can potentially be employed for the production of biofuels in an economically effective and environmentally sustainable manner. The production of these biofuels can be coupled with fuel gas CO2 mitigation, wastewater treatment and the production of high-value chemicals. The efficiency is low but there is much room for improvement. The use of microalgae is seen as, at least, a partial solution to climate change and energy problem.


Key words: Microalgae, biofuel, CO2 mitigation, biomass, bioenergy.