The Joint Research Centre has released a report on the current status and development in the potential exploitation of algae (both macro- and microalgae species) as a feedstock for biofuels production. To this aim, the work presents a comprehensive review of the most promising algal biofuel pathways, based on recent findings and developments, in terms of technological options, opportunities and limitations to their overall effectiveness.
The JRC is the European Commission's in-house science service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
JRC Science for Policy Report
Biofuels from algae: technology options, energy balance and GHG emissions
Insights from a literature review