Roberts, Thomas and Upham, P. (2012) Prospects for the use of macro-algae for fuel in Ireland and the UK: An overview of marine management issues. Marine Policy, 36 (5). pp. 1047-1053. ISSN 0308-597X.
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Competing demand for land is driving biofuel and bioenergy research in various directions including macro-alga(seaweed).This paper reviews the mainissues for the marine environment of cultivating and harvesting UK and Irish seaweed for biofuels/bioenergy,informed by stakeholder interviews.These showed stakeholders were sceptical of an offshore cultivation industry developing but generally considered inshore cultivation possible,while noting various practical obstacles and conditions.Views on expansion of seaweed harvesting were more divided,with research scientists being relatively cautious.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Algae; UK; Policy; Marine; Biofuel; Ireland|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)|
|Depositing User:||Shelley Malekia|
|Date Deposited:||08 Oct 2012 10:59|
|Last Modified:||30 Jan 2013 09:16|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31347 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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