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Fossil Fuels Running out: Third Generation Micro Algal Biofuels Showing Light of Hope

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Fossil fuels have become the most important part of our lives and they play a very important role in our daily life. Because of increasing population and very high demands of fossil fuels, there will be shortage of these energy resources and there is a fear of depletion of these natural resources. The life is very much dependent of petrol, diesel and other fossil fuels which are being used in our daily activities and the shortage of fossil fuels is making them expensive at each and every minute, so there is a need for economical fuel. The biofuel are the solution for world’s fuel problems. The biofuel are the renewable and the carbon free source of fuel which is good for environment also. The first generations by fuels produced from plants were questionable due to their conflicts with food crops and productivity of oil. The microalgae is capable of producing 10 - 100 times higher oil content than the crops producing oil. The growing and harvesting of microalgae is easier and extraction of oil from biomass is also an economical process and hence seems to be very promising future of biofuel or economical fuels.

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Srivastav, D. , Singh, A. and Kumar, A. (2014) Fossil Fuels Running out: Third Generation Micro Algal Biofuels Showing Light of Hope. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-10. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100707.

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