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Microalgae as a Feedstock for Biofuels (SpringerBriefs in Microbiology)

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Microalgae as a Feedstock for Biofuels

SpringerBriefs in Microbiology

By Luisa Gouveia

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Format: Paperback, 69 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: Germany, 01 January 2011
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.

Table of Contents

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.

EAN: 9783642179969
ISBN: 3642179967
Publisher: Springer
Dimensions: 23.14 x 16.1 x 0.46 centimetres (0.01 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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