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Main Title Microalgae as a Feedstock for Biofuels [electronic resource] /
Author Gouveia, Luisa.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QR1-502
ISBN 9783642179976
Subjects Life sciences. ; Cell culture. ; Microbiology. ; Renewable energy sources. ; Biotechnology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation V, 68p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Microalgae and biofules production -- Microalgal biomass production -- algal cultivation -- CO2 sequestration -- Microalgal biomass harvesting -- Cell disruption -- Production rates, production and processing costs -- Life cycle analysis -- Modelling approaches -- Algal biorefinery strategy -- Conclusions. This Brief provides a concise review of the potential use of microalgae for biofuel production. The following topics are highlighted: the advantages of microalgae over conventional biofuel-producing crops; technological processes for energy production using microalgae; microalgal biomass production systems, production rates and costs; algae cultivation strategies and main culture parameters; biomass harvesting technologies and cell disruption; CO2 sequestration; life cycle analysis; and algal biorefinery strategies. The conclusions section discusses the contribution of the technologies described to environmental sustainability and future prospects.