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It is possible to produce algae based biofuels, but what is/are the likely limitation(s) of developing countries in promoting this industry?

1. Production of algae based biofuels is possible in seas only an not on continents
2. Setting up and engineering the algae based biofuel production requires high level of expertise/technology until the construction is completed.
3. Economically viable production necessitates the setting up of large scale facilities which may rise ecological and social concerns

Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3



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Production of algae-based biofuels is not limited to seas only; it can be carried out in both marine and terrestrial environments. Therefore, statement 1 is incorrect.

Developing countries may face challenges in setting up and engineering algae-based biofuel production due to the requirement for a high level of expertise and advanced technology. Accessing and utilizing such resources can be a limitation for these countries. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

Economically viable production of algae-based biofuels often necessitates the establishment of large-scale facilities. However, the construction and operation of these facilities can raise ecological and social concerns. Developing countries may have limited resources and face challenges in addressing these concerns effectively. Thus, statement 3 is correct.

To summarize, the likely limitations of developing countries in promoting the algae-based biofuel industry include the need for expertise and advanced technology during construction and the ecological and social concerns associated with setting up large-scale facilities. Therefore, the correct answer is (b) 2 and 3 only.


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