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ISRN Renewable Energy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 173753, 8 pages
Technoeconomic Assessment on Innovative Biofuel Technologies: The Case of Microalgae
1School of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra and INESCC, R. Antero de Quental, 199 3000-033 Coimbra, Portugal
2School of Economics, University of Coimbra and INESCC, Avenue Dias da Silva, 165 Room 207, 3004-512 Coimbra, Portugal
Received 2 April 2012; Accepted 28 May 2012
Academic Editors: E. R. Bandala, B. Chen, and K. T. Lee
Copyright © 2012 Lauro André Ribeiro and Patrícia Pereira da Silva. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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