Algal biorefinery-based industry: an approach to address fuel and food insecurity for a carbon-smart world

Boban, Subhadra and George, Grinson (2010) Algal biorefinery-based industry: an approach to address fuel and food insecurity for a carbon-smart world. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. pp. 131-12.

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    Abstract

    Food and fuelproduction are intricately interconnected. In a carbon-smart society, it is imperative to produceboth food and fuel sustainably. Integration of the emerging biorefinery concept with other industries can bring many environmental deliverables while mitigating several sustainability-related issues with respect to greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel usage, land use change for fuel production and future food insufficiency. A new biorefinery-based integrated industrial ecology encompasses the different value chain of products, coproducts, and services from the biorefinery industries. This paper discusses a framework to integrate the algal biofuel-based biorefinery, a booming biofuel sector,with other industries such as livestock, lignocellulosic and aquaculture. Using the USA as an example, this paper also illustrates the benefits associated with sustainable production of fuel and food. Policy and regulatory initiatives for synergistic development of the algal biofuel sector with other industries can bring many sustainable solutions for the future existence ofmankind.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: algal biofuel; food insecurity; aquaculture; coproducts; integrated algal biofuel; biorefinery
    Subjects: Algae
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 11:04
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:54
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9236

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