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Accession Number DE2012-1046280
Title Microalgal Production of Jet Fuel. Cooperative Research and Development Final Report.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 4p
Personal Author E. E. Jarvis P. T. Pienkos
Abstract Microalgae are photosynthetic microorganisms that can use CO2 and sunlight to generate the complex biomolecules necessary for their survival. These biomolecules include energy-rich lipid compounds that can be converted using existing refinery equipment into valuable bio-derived fuels, including jet fuel for military and commercial use. Through a dedicated and thorough collaborative research, development and deployment program, the team of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Chevron will identify a suitable algae strain that will surpass the per-acre biomass productivity of terrestrial plant crops.
Keywords Algae
Jet engine fuels
National Renewable Energy Laborator

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97K - Fuels
57K - Microbiology
Corporate Author National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number DE-AC36-08GO28308

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