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dc.contributor.author Adams, J. M. M.
dc.contributor.author Ross, A. B.
dc.contributor.author Anastasakis, K.
dc.contributor.author Hodgson, E. M.
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, J. A.
dc.contributor.author Jones, J. M.
dc.contributor.author Donnison, I. S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-31T13:36:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-31T13:36:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
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
dc.identifier.other PURE: 167182
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7546
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7546
dc.description 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, 102, (1), Special Issue: Biofuels - II: Algal Biofuels and Microbial Fuel Cells, 226-234. IMPF: 04.98 RONO: 00 en
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
dc.format.extent 9 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Bioresource Technology en
dc.subject bio-oil en
dc.subject TGA en
dc.subject biorefinary en
dc.subject Py-GC-MS en
dc.subject algae en
dc.title Seasonal variation in the chemical composition of the bioenergy feedstock Laminaria digitata for thermochemical conversion. en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2010.06.152
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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