Editor: José Carlos Magalhães Pires

Series Title: Recent Advances in Renewable Energy

Microalgae as a Source of Bioenergy: Products, Processes and Economics

Volume 1

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Printed Copy: US $144
Library License: US $356
ISSN: 2543-2389 (Print)
ISSN: 2543-2397 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-523-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-522-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810852271170101

Introduction

Microalgae could play an important role in the achievement of sustainability goals related to the generation of renewable energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These photosynthetic microorganisms are able to capture CO2 and, therefore, can be used to produce biofuels such as ethanol, methane and green diesel. Other factors, such as their high growth rate, ability to use wastewater as a culture medium and the ability to grow on non-arable land makes them a potentially economical source of biofuel production on a large scale.

This monograph introduces the reader to the basic and applied science of microalgal biofuel production. Chapters in the volume give information about bioethanol and biogas production from microalgal sources, the fermentation process, optimization of culture parameters and industrial applications of biomass projects.

The book is a useful reference for biotechnology and environmental science graduates and professionals interested in biofuel production.

Contributors

Editor(s):
José Carlos Magalhães Pires
Faculty of Engineering
Porto
Portugal




Contributor(s):
Adeniyi Lawal
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Stevens Institute of Technology
Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic 9500 Euclid Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States


Adriano S.A. Henrard
Laboratory of Microbiology and Biochemistry
College of Chemistry and Food Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande
P.O. Box 474, Av. Itália km 8, 96203-900 Rio Grande, RS
Brazil


Aitor Lekuona-Amundarain
Tecnalia Research and Innovation, Leonardo Da Vinci 11
E-01510, Miñano
(Araba)
Spain


Alessandro Marco Lizzul
Department of Environmental Engineering
University College London
Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London
United Kingdom


Amarjeet Bassi
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Western University
London ON N6A 5B9
Canada


Arunima Malik
ISA, School of Physics A28
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006, Sydney
Australia


Carlos A. Cardona
Group of Chemical, Catalytic and Biotechnological Processes, Institute of Biotechnology and Agroindustry. Department of Chemical Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sede Manizales. Cra. 27 No. 64-60
Manizales
Colombia


Choon Gek Khoo
School of Chemical Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Seri Ampangan, 14300 Nibong Tebal
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia


Christophe Bengoa
Departament d'Enginyeria Química
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Països Catalans
26, 43007 Tarragona
Spain


Daissy Lorena Restrepo Serna
Instituto de Biotecnología y Agroindustria, Departamento de Ingeniería Química
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales campus
Manizales
Colombia


Daniela Parra
Group of Chemical, Catalytic and Biotechnological Processes. Institute of Biotechnology and Agroindustry. Department of Chemical Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sede Manizales. Cra. 27 No. 64-60
Manizales
Colombia


Darren L. Oatley-Radcliffe
Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research (CWATER)
College of Engineering, Swansea University, Fabian Way, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK; Membranology Ltd., Charter Court, Phoenix Way, Enterprise Park
Swansea, SA79FS
UK


Dries Vandamme
KU Leuven Campus Kulak, Laboratory for Aquatic Biology
E. Sabbelaan 53
8500 Kortrijk
Belgium


Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
Food Science and Technology Department
Federal University of Santa Maria, UFSM, Roraima Avenue 1000, 97105-900
Santa Maria, RS
Brazil


Esther Torrens
Departament d'Enginyeria Química
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Països Catalans, 26
43007 Tarragona
Spain


Etiele G. Morais
Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Food Engineering
Federal University of Rio Grande, P.O. Box 474, Av. Itália km 8
96203-900 Rio Grande, RS
Brazil


Fabiana Regina Xavier Batista
School of Chemical Engineering
Federal University of Uberlandia
Uberlandia/MG
Brazil


Igor S. Gonçalves
Laboratory of Microbiology and Biochemistry, College of Chemistry and Food Engineering
Federal University of Rio Grande, P.O. Box 474, Av. Itália km 8, 96203-900 Rio Grande
RS
Brazil


James L. Manganaro
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States


Jorge Alberto V. Costa
Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Food Engineering
Federal University of Rio Grande, P.O. Box 474, Av. Itália km 8, 96203-900 Rio Grande
RS
Brazil


Juan Carlos Higuita Vásquez
Instituto de Biotecnología y Agroindustria, Departamento de Ingeniería Química
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales campus
Manizales
Colombia


Juliana de Souza Ferreira
School of Chemical Engineering
Federal University of Uberlandia
Uberlandia/MG
Brazil


Keat Teong Lee
School of Chemical Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Seri Ampangan, 14300 Nibong Tebal
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia


Leila Queiroz Zepka
Food Science and Technology Department
Federal University of Santa Maria, UFSM, Roraima Avenue 1000, 97105-900
Santa Maria, RS
Brazil


Lieve M.L. Laurens
National Bioenergy Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden
CO 80401, USA


Lin Zhou
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States


Lucas Reijnders
IBED
University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, PO box 94248
10 GE Amsterdam
the Netherlands


Luis G. Ramírez-Mérida
Applied Biotechnology Center, Department of Biology
University of Carabobo, Universidad Avenue, 2002, Valencia
Edo. Carabobo
Venezuela


Luiza Moraes
Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Food Engineering
Federal University of Rio Grande, P.O. Box 474, Av. Itália km 8, 96203-900 Rio Grande
RS
Brazil


Man Kee Lam
Chemical Engineering Department
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar
Perak
Malaysia


Martin Pablo Caporgno
Departament d'Enginyeria Química
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Països Catalans, 26
43007 Tarragona
Spain


Melodie Chen-Glasser
National Bioenergy Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden
CO 80401, USA


Meng Wang
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of South Florida
Tampa
USA


Mengyue Gong
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Western University
London ON N6A 5B9
Canada


Michele G. Morais
Laboratory of Microbiology and Biochemistry, College of Chemistry and Food Engineering
Federal University of Rio Grande, P.O. Box 474, Av. Itália km 8, 96203-900 Rio Grande
RS
Brazil


Robert W. Lovitt
Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research (CWATER), College of Engineering
Swansea University, Fabian Way
Swansea SA1 8EN
UK
/
Membranology Ltd., Charter Court
Phoenix Way, Enterprise Park
Swansea, SA79FS
UK


Sebastián Serna
Group of Chemical, Catalytic and Biotechnological Processes, Institute of Biotechnology and Agroindustry. Department of Chemical Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sede Manizales. Cra. 27 No. 64-60
Manizales
Colombia


Shreyas Yedahalli
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Western University
London ON N6A 5B9
Canada


Suphi S. Oncel
Department of Bioengineering
Engineering Faculty, Ege University
Izmir
Turkey


Thea Ekins-Coward
Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research (CWATER), College of Engineering
Swansea University, Fabian Way
Swansea SA1 8EN
UK


Vicelma Luiz Cardoso
School of Chemical Engineering
Federal University of Uberlandia
Uberlandia/MG
Brazil


Yulin Hu
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Western University
London ON N6A 5B9
Canada




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