A Review of Biofuels Production Technologies from Microalgae

미세조류 유래 바이오연료 생산 기술에 관한 고찰

  • PARK, JOYONG (Petroleum Technology R&D Center, Korea Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority) ;
  • KIM, JAE-KON (Petroleum Technology R&D Center, Korea Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority) ;
  • PARK, CHEUNKYU (Petroleum Technology R&D Center, Korea Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority)
  • 박조용 (한국석유관리원 석유기술연구소) ;
  • 김재곤 (한국석유관리원 석유기술연구소) ;
  • 박천규 (한국석유관리원 석유기술연구소)
  • Received : 2016.06.14
  • Accepted : 2016.08.30
  • Published : 2016.08.30


Biofuels produced from biomass can be substituted for petroleum fuels due to GHG reduction, sustainability and environmental friendly. The process technologies that convert biomass into biofuels are varied and depend on the feedstocks. Microalgae are considered to be one of the most promising alternative source to the conventional feedstocks for biofuel. Microalgae can be converted to biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas and biojet fuel via thermolchemical and biochemical production technologies. This reviews discusses recent advance in understanding the effects of the characteristics of various processes on the production of biofuels using microalgae. The performances of microalgae based biofuel are compared.


Microalgae;Biofuel;Biodiesel;Biojet fuel;Bioethanol


Supported by : 미래창조과학부


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