Biodiesel from microalgae

Status of biofuel production from microalgae in India

Mukesh Kumar, M P Sharma


The economy of any country runs on energy. Due to depleting resources and the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the environment restrict the use of fossil fuels. Biodiesel is required for environmental and economic sustainability of any country. Biodiesel produced from Ist generation, second generation, waste cooking oil and animal fats are not able to replace petroleum based fuel. Biodiesel from microalgae appears to be a viable alternative to replace petroleum based fuel due to various advantages. This present paper investigate the prospectus of microalgal biodiesel in India.


Microalgae; photosynthesis; Lipid; biodiesel

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