Biofuels 2010 Sep;1(5):763-784
San Diego Center for Algal Biotechnology, University of California San Diego, Division of Biology, La Jolla, CA, USA.
Algae biofuels may provide a viable alternative to fossil fuels; however, this technology must overcome a number of hurdles before it can compete in the fuel market and be broadly deployed. These challenges include strain identification and improvement, both in terms of oil productivity and crop protection, nutrient and resource allocation and use, and the production of co-products to improve the economics of the entire system. Although there is much excitement about the potential of algae biofuels, much work is still required in the field. Read More