Microalgal Production of Jet Fuel: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-208

Research output: NRELTechnical Report

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.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A10-55172

Keywords

  • bio-oils
  • biomass
  • Chevron
  • CRADA
  • pyrolysis

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