Prospects for the use of macro-algae for fuel in Ireland and the UK: An overview of marine management issues.

Roberts, Thomas and Upham, Paul (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. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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: 09 Apr 2014 15:17
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31347 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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