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dc.contributor.author J. M. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author A. B. en_US
dc.contributor.author K. en_US
dc.contributor.author E. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author J. A. en_US
dc.contributor.author J. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author I. S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-31T13:36:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-31T13:36:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2010.06.152 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Adams , J M M , Ross , A B , Anastasakis , K , Hodgson , E M , Gallagher , J A , Jones , J M & Donnison , I S 2011 , ' Seasonal variation in the chemical composition of the bioenergy feedstock Laminaria digitata for thermochemical conversion. ' Bioresource Technology , vol 102 , no. 1 , pp. 226-234 . , 10.1016/j.biortech.2010.06.152 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 167182 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7546 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7546
dc.description.abstract To avoid negative impacts on food production, novel non-food biofuel feedstocks need to be identified and utilised. One option is to utilise marine biomass, notably fast-growing, large marine ‘plants’ such as the macroalgal kelps. This paper reports on the changing composition of Laminaria digitata throughout it growth cycle as determined by new technologies. The potential of Laminaria sp. as a feedstock for biofuel production and future biorefining possibilities was assessed through proximate and ultimate analysis, initial pyrolysis rates using thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), metals content and pyrolysis gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Samples harvested in March contained the lowest proportion of carbohydrate and the highest ash and alkali metal content, whereas samples harvested in July contained the highest proportions of carbohydrate, lowest alkali metals and ash content. July was therefore considered the most suitable month for harvesting kelp biomass for thermochemical conversion to biofuels. Keywords: Algae; Bio-oil; Biorefinery; Py–GC–MS; TGA en_US
dc.format.extent 9 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Bioresource Technology en_US
dc.subject bio-oil en_US
dc.subject TGA en_US
dc.subject biorefinary en_US
dc.subject Py-GC-MS en_US
dc.subject algae en_US
dc.title Seasonal variation in the chemical composition of the bioenergy feedstock Laminaria digitata for thermochemical conversion. en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US


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