Bioplastic production from microalgae with fuel co-products: a techno-economic and life-cycle assessment
Concerns over depleting oil reserves and national security have spurred renewed vigor in developing bio-based products. One specific area of growing concern is the consumption of petroleum based plastics, which is expected to consume 20% of global annual oil by 2050. Algae systems represent a promising pathway for the development of a bioplastic feedstock but have many technological challenges. Algae-based plastics offer a promising alleviate that would decrease oil consumption, improve environmental impact, and in some cases even improve plastic performance. This study investigates the economic ...
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