The Progress of Microalgae Biofuel Cells


The Progress of Microalgae Biofuel Cells

Rajesh K. Srivastava

The microalgal cell provides an alternative source for bioenergy generation with application in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) construction. Availability in an environmentally friendly nature, it has exhibited the capability to capture CO2 gas with an accumulation of rich oil contents for biofuel. Biodiesel, bioethanol, methane or hydrogen production capabilities are found in microalgae. Microalgae-MFC has contributed in electricity generation by using the electrons released at the anode electrode. Microalgae are also useful in simultaneous electricity generation and wastewater treatment. In this chapter, our focus is on the advantages, limitations and future prospects of microalgae species, highlighting enhanced biofuel production.

Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC), Biofuels, Microalgae, CO2 Emissions, Wastewater Treatment, Electricity Generation

Published online 2/21/2019, 32 pages

Citation: Rajesh K. Srivastava, The Progress of Microalgae Biofuel Cells, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 46, pp 21-52, 2019


Part of the book on Microbial Fuel Cells

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