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Ensiling of seaweed for a seaweed biofuel industry

Overview of attention for article published in Bioresource Technology, November 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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Title
Ensiling of seaweed for a seaweed biofuel industry
Published in
Bioresource Technology, November 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.07.098
Pubmed ID
Authors

Christiane Herrmann, Jamie FitzGerald, Richard O’Shea, Ao Xia, Pádraig O’Kiely, Jerry D. Murphy

Abstract

Effective biogas production from seaweed necessitates harvest at times of peak quality of biomass and low-loss preservation for year-around supply. Ensiling of five seaweed species and storage up to 90days was investigated as a method to preserve the methane yield potential. Adequate acidification by natural lactic acid fermentation was difficult due to low rapidly fermentable carbohydrate contents, high buffering capacities and low initial numbers of lactic acid bacteria. Nevertheless, products of silage fermentation increased methane yields by up to 28% and compensated for volatile solid losses during ensiling. Preservation of the original methane yield potential was achieved for four of five seaweed species, provided that silage effluent is collected and utilised. 10-28% of the ensiled biomass was released as effluent with methane yields of 218-423LNkg(-1) VS. If further optimised, ensiling represents an effective method of preservation crucial for an efficient seaweed biofuel industry.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 168 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 20%
Student > Master 31 18%
Researcher 22 13%
Student > Bachelor 20 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 4%
Other 24 14%
Unknown 33 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 39 23%
Environmental Science 25 15%
Engineering 19 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 8%
Energy 9 5%
Other 23 13%
Unknown 42 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 August 2015.
All research outputs
#2,719,816
of 12,273,821 outputs
Outputs from Bioresource Technology
#778
of 4,372 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#53,780
of 239,300 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Bioresource Technology
#9
of 135 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,273,821 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 77th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 4,372 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 82% of its peers.
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