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Biofuels from Algae

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.)

Hardbound, 348 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-59558-4


  •  Preface (Ashok Pandey, Duu-Jong Lee, Yusuf Chisti, Carlos Ricardo Soccol)
    1 An Open Pond System for Microalgal Cultivation (Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa, Michele Greque de Morais)
    2 Design of Photobioreactors for Algal Cultivation (Hong-Wei Yen, I-Chen Hu, Chun-Yen Chen, Jo-Shu Chang)
    3 Metabolic Engineering and Molecular Biotechnology of Microalgae for Fuel Production (Su-Chiung Fang)
    4 Respirometric Balance and Carbon Fixation of Industrially Important Algae (Eduardo Bittencourt Sydney, Alessandra Cristine Novak, Julio Cesar de Carvalho, Carlos Ricardo Soccol)
    5 Algal Biomass Harvesting ((Kuan-Yeow Show, Duu-Jong Lee)
    6 Heterotrophic Production of Algal Oils (Jin Liu, Zheng Sun, Feng Chen)
    7 Production of Biofuels from Algal Biomass by Fast Pyrolysis (Carlos Jose DalmasNeto, Eduardo Bittencourt Sydney, Ricardo Assmann, DolivarCoraucci Neto, Carlos Ricardo Soccol)
    8 Algae Oils as Fuels (S. Venkata Mohan, M. Prathima Devi, G. Venkata Subhash, Rashmi Chandra)
    9 Production of Biohydrogen from Microalgae (Kuan-Yeow Show, Duu-Jong Lee)
    10 Applications of Spent Biomass (A. Catarina Guedes, Helena M. Amaro, Isabel Sousa-Pinto, F. Xavier Malcata)
    11 Hydrothermal Upgradation of Algae into Value-added Hydrocarbons (Rawel Singh, Thallada Bhaskar, Bhavya Balagurumurthy)
    12 Scale-Up and Commercialization of Algal Cultivation and Biofuel Production (Man Kee Lam, Keat Teong Lee)
    13 Life-Cycle Assessment of Microalgal-Based Biofuels (Pierre Collet, Daniele Spinelli, Laurent Lardon, Arnaud Helias, Jean-Philippe Steyer, Olivier Bernard)
    14 Economics of Microalgae Biomass Production (F.G. Acien, J.M. Fernandez, E. Molina-Grima)


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