International Collaborative Research on Biodiesel from Algae

Project Leader:
Teruhiro TAKABE
Research Institute

Biofuel from algae has been attracting attention as an energy alternative to oil and nuclear power. Algae accumulate lipid from carbon dioxide and inorganic substances using light energy. Since algae can grow rapidly, this research has become a boom in Japan, Europe, the USA and other countries. However, there are many challenges to reduce the production cost of oil. This project is intended to promote an international collaboration research on the production of biodiesel from algae in subtropical regions such as Thailand.

oil production by algae

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