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Biohydrogen from Algae: Fuel of the Future

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Energy and Environment Studies, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Takshashila Campus, Indore, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (4), Pages 44-47, April,22 (2013)

Abstract

Hydrogen holds much promise as a future fuel because of the increase in pollution caused by fossil fuels and continuous decrease in the availability of fossil fuels. The biggest drawback of hydrogen is that its production involves fossil fuels thereby causing pollution of environment. Biohydrogen produced from algae is not only a clean source of energy but can also be a major substitute for the continuous depleting gasoline. Third generation biohydrogen from algae have provided solutions to drawbacks of first and second generation biofuels up to an extent. This review critically updates different processes available for biohydrogen production from algae with special emphasis on their merits and demerits. Some approaches to overcome existing problems have also been outlined.

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