FURI | Spring 2019

Biofuel Production from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae and Salicornia

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Fossil fuels have been the primary source of energy in the world for millions of years. However, they are among the top contributors of the carbon dioxide emission in the atmosphere. The objective of this research is to produce a more and environmentally friendly biofuel from the biomass comprising of both Algae and Salicornia. Experiments were conducted using a hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) reactor to investigate the effect of different temperature on the biocrude yield. The effect of different reactant mass ratios on the biocrude yield was then analyzed at the optimal temperature determined.

Student researcher

Maymary Laideson

Maymary Laideson

Chemical engineering

Hometown: Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Graduation date: Spring 2019