Potency of Microalgae as Biodiesel Source in Indonesia

International Journal of Renewable Energy Development. 2012;1(1):23-27 DOI 10.14710/ijred.1.1.23-27

 

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Journal Title: International Journal of Renewable Energy Development

ISSN: 2252-4940 (Print)

Publisher: Diponegoro University

Society/Institution: Center of Biomass and Renewable Energy (CBIORE)

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Mechanical engineering and machinery: Renewable energy sources

Country of publisher: Indonesia

Language of fulltext: English

Full-text formats available: PDF

 

AUTHORS

H Hadiyanto
W Widayat
Andri Cahyo Kumoro

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Within 20 years, Indonesia should find another energy alternative to substitutecurrent fossil oil. Current use of renewable energy is only 5% and need to be improved up to 17%of our energy mix program. Even though, most of the area in Indonesia is covered by sea, howeverthe utilization of microalgae as biofuel production is still limited. The biodiesel from currentsources (Jatropha, palm oil, and sorghum) is still not able to cover all the needs if the fossil oilcannot be explored anymore. In this paper, the potency of microalgae in Indonesia was analysed asthe new potential of energy (biodiesel) sources.