Sustainable Seaweed Technologies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128179437

Sustainable Seaweed Technologies

1st Edition

Cultivation, Biorefinery, and Applications

Editors: Maria Dolores Torres Stefan Kraan Herminia Dominguez
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179437
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2020
Page Count: 610
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Conditioning and Modification
3. Extraction
4. Concentration and Purification
5. Energy Production
6. Preparation of Novel Materials
7. Operations for Utilization of Seaweeds and/or Waste Solids
8. Case Studies


Sustainable Seaweed Technologies: Cultivation, Biorefinery, and Applications collates key background information on efficient cultivation and biorefinery of seaweeds, combining underlying chemistry and methodology with industry experience. Beginning with a review of the opportunities for seaweed biorefinery and the varied components and properties of macroalgae, the book then reviews all the key steps needed for industrial applications, from its cultivation, collection and processing, to extraction techniques, concentration and purification. A range of important applications are then discussed, including the production of energy and novel materials from seaweed, before a set of illustrative case studies shows how these various stages work in practice.

Drawing on the expert knowledge of a global team of editors and authors, this book is a practical resource for both researchers and businesses who currently work with macroalgae.

Key Features

  • Highlights the specific challenges and benefits of developing seaweed for sustainable products
  • Presents useful case studies that demonstrate varied approaches and methodologies in practice
  • Covers the complete seaweed chain, from cultivation to waste management


Researchers across academia and industry interested in sustainability, seaweed cultivation, macroalgae, greener chemistry, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, functional foods, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and cosmeceuticals and novel materials


No. of pages:
© Elsevier 2020
1st June 2020
Paperback ISBN:

Ratings and Reviews

About the Editors

Maria Dolores Torres Editor

Dr Torres was awarded her PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Currently, she has a research position at the University of Vigo (Spain), where is working on the integral valorisation of brown and red algae using environmental friendly technologies to obtain hydrogels and other components of industrial value.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, University of Vigo, Spain

Stefan Kraan Editor

Dr Kraan is co-founder and Director of R&D at Oceana Organic Products Ltd and Aquaceuticals Ltd, Ireland - two companies that focus on human food, food applications and ingredients using (edible) seaweeds. He moved to Ireland to pursue a PhD on phylogenetics and aquaculture of edible seaweeds at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 1998. He became manager of the Irish Seaweed Industry Organisation (1998), established the Irish Seaweed Centre (2001), and Ocean Harvest Technology (2009), a company dedicated in using seaweeds for animal health and production. After 8 years he resigned to pursue and develop some commercial ideas using seaweeds for a variety of purposes amongst them functional food ingredients for human food and novel algae cultivation systems for biomass production.

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-founder and Director of R&D, Oceana Organic Products Ltd and Aquaceuticals Ltd, Ireland

Herminia Dominguez Editor

Herminia received her PhD Degree in Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela. She is professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Vigo (Spain), where she has been working on the extraction of bioactive compounds from underutilized and residual sources using green technologies, particularly pressurized solvents and membrane technology.

Professor Dominguez has over 144 publications to her name. With a strong focus on research that enhances industrial processes whilst taking a greener approach, she understands the needs of both academic and commercial chemists well, presenting work that intends to support both.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Vigo, Spain