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Exploring the Utilization of Complex Algal Communities to Address Algal Pond Crash and Increase Annual Biomass Production for Algal Biofuels

DescriptionThis white paper briefly reviews the research literature exploring complex algal communities as a means of increasing algal biomass production via increased tolerance, resilience, and resistance to a variety of abiotic and biotic perturbations occurring within harvesting timescales. This paper identifies what data are available and whether more research utilizing complex communities is needed to explore the potential of complex algal community stability (CACS) approach as a plausible means to increase biomass yields regardless of ecological context and resulting in decreased algal-based fuel prices by reducing operations costs. By reviewing the literature for what we do and do not know, in terms of CACS methodologies, this report will provide guidance for future research addressing pond crash phenomena.
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Product TypeReport/Plans
Num of Pages22
Document SizePDF 931 KB
First Received3/25/2014 10:03:49 PM
Program NameBioenergy Technologies Office
Keywordsalgae, algal, biomass, feedstock, communities, production, pond crash, complex, stability, CACS, biofuel, biofuels
Print Date3/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Product ID6756
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