chapter  17
INTENSIVE MICROALGAE CULTURE FOR PRODUCTION OF LIPIDS FOR FUEL
ByR MCINTOSH
Pages 7

The worldwide energy shortage and Arab oil embargo of the early 1970s encouraged many nations to look for new sources of oil, electricity, and gas. Renewable resources such as biomass were often highlighted as a long-term solution to the energy problem because of their nondepletable, renewable nature. While the first biomass sources considered were the readily available ones such as corn or wood, it was apparent that new biomass sources should also be developed, among them aquatic species.