Kumar, Nikhil (2014) Algae for Lipid as Renewable Energy Source in Coal Mining Area: A Critical Review. International Journal of Engineering & Technical Research, 2 (5). pp. 172-174. ISSN 2321-0869

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Rapidly depleting stocks of fossil fuels including coal and increased emission of green house gases in the atmosphere has necessitated the exploration of cost effective sustainable renewable energy sources, thus shifting our focus to Algae. Due to its high photosynthesis efficiency and great ability to fix carbon dioxide, the algal lipid provides a promising solution to meet the energy demand and supply in the oil industry. Vast areas of abandoned coal mine can be best utilized for the algae cultivation. The conditions prevalent in the coal mine areas which support the algal growth include sunlight, carbon dioxide and vast stretch of waste water which get accumulated due to rain or otherwise in opencast abandoned pits. Apart from the economic utilization of the barren land, cultivation of algae is also environmentally useful due to the CO2 sequestration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Algae, microalgae, lipid, biodiesel, coal mining pits, open cast areas, fossil fuel.
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 10:17
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 10:17
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1713

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