Energetic Potential of Microalgae from Swamps and Ponds of South Serbia

Algae offer solutions to many problems of our civilization. Biotechnological applications of algae has become a part of modern reality. As one of the many application possibilities, algae can be used as a renewable energy source. Algae can store energy in the form of oil which can be appropriate raw material for the biodiesel production. Microalgae are especially significant because of their high growth rate, high oil content and ability to grow in the unfavorable environment for agriculture. Also, the cultivation of microalgae can improve the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. An overview of the existing studies of the possibility of using microalgae for the production of biodiesel and the results of experimental research with isolated microalgae strains from the South Serbia stagnant water are given in this paper.

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