Applied Energy 154 (2015) 1082–1088 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy Energy-input analysis of the life-cycle of microalgal cultivation systems and best scenario for oil-rich biomass production a,b,⇑ b a a Said Abu-Ghosh , Dror Fixler , Zvy Dubinsky , David Iluz The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 5290002, Israel Faculty of Engineering and the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 5290002, Israel highlights graphical a bstract Aim: To realize the energy inputs of the LCA to produce oil-rich algal biomass for biodiesel. We considered recent technologies and main bottlenecks in algal biomass production. We calculated and compared the energy requirements of the algal cultivation systems. Lowest energy input for a complete harvesting process requires 4 MJ per m algal suspension. We propose the best scenario to grow microalgae for biodiesel. ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: An energy-input analysis of the life-cycle of microalgal cultivation systems was performed to study the Received 30 September 2014 oil-rich biomass production from fast-growing microalgae, for biodiesel production purposes. We Received in revised form 19 February 2015 estimated and compared the
Applied Energy – Elsevier
Published: Sep 15, 2015
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