Biofuels from Algae
- Ashok Pandey, CSIR, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India
- Duu-Jong Lee, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
- Yusuf Chisti, Massey University, New Zealand
- Carlos Soccol, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba-Pr, Brazil
This book provides in-depth information on basic and applied aspects of biofuels production from algae. It begins with an introduction to the topic, and follows with the basic scientific aspects of algal cultivation and its use for biofuels production, such as photo bioreactor engineering for microalgae production, open culture systems for biomass production and the economics of biomass production. It provides state-of-the-art information on synthetic biology approaches for algae suitable for biofuels production, followed by algal biomass harvesting, algal oils as fuels, biohydrogen production from algae, formation/production of co-products, and more. The book also covers topics such as metabolic engineering and molecular biology for algae for fuel production, life cycle assessment and scale-up and commercialization. It is highly useful and helps you to plan new research and design new economically viable processes for the production of clean fuels from algae.
Chemists and chemical engineers, biochemical engineers, Biotechnologists, Agricultural Chemists, Environmental Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, academics and research students in these areas. The book would also be of interest to microbiologists who study this type of algae (properties, cultivation, mutations, etc.)