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The role of catalysts and algae in forming a sustainable solution for a global food and fuel crisis

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This thesis undertakes three separate lifecycle analyses to determine the emissions and fossil energy demand required to process algae biomass into renewable fuel and animal feed. A complete well-to-wheel fuel-cycle analysis is conducted for the production of biodiesel and jet biofuel from algae biomass. The environmental impacts of algae-based fuels for the road transportation and aviation industry are benchmarked against analogue conventional fossil fuels. This thesis demonstrates that a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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Local pid:
ora:7356

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