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Volume 15, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 15, 1123–1147, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1123-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Biogeosciences, 15, 1123–1147, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1123-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 23 Feb 2018

Research article | 23 Feb 2018

Modelling potential production of macroalgae farms in UK and Dutch coastal waters

Johan van der Molen et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Oct 2017) by Marilaure Grégoire
AR by Johan van der Molen on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Nov 2017) by Marilaure Grégoire
RR by Fabian Große (27 Nov 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Nov 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Dec 2017) by Marilaure Grégoire
AR by Johan van der Molen on behalf of the Authors (15 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Jan 2018) by Marilaure Grégoire
AR by Johan van der Molen on behalf of the Authors (19 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Macroalgae farming may provide biofuel. Modelled macroalgae production is given for four sites in UK and Dutch waters. Macroalgae growth depended on nutrient concentrations and light levels. Macroalgae carbohydrate content, important for biofuel use, was lower for high nutrient concentrations. The hypothetical large-scale farm off the UK north Norfolk coast gave high, stable yields of macroalgae from year to year with substantial carbohydrate content.
Macroalgae farming may provide biofuel. Modelled macroalgae production is given for four sites...
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