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An Outlook on Microalgal Biofuels
Although microalgae are not yet produced at large scale for bulk applications, recent advances—particularly in the methods of systems biology, genetic engineering, and biorefining—present opportunities to develop this process in a sustainable and economical way within the next 10 to 15 years.
Microalgae-based products for the food and feed sector: an outlook for Europe
The European Union has adopted recently an ambitious strategy for developing the Bioeconomy in Europe. In this context, algae represent an emerging biological resource of great importance for its
Microalgae for the production of bulk chemicals and biofuels
Production of bulk chemicals and fuels from microalgae will become economically feasible if production of algae is done on a large scale against low production costs and residual nutrient feedstocks and CO2 are done.
Towards industrial products from microalgae
Microalgae show an enormous potential as sustainable feedstock for numerous bioproducts. The current work analyzes the feasibility of business cases for different markets of products from microalgae.
Microalgae cultivation in air-lift reactors: modeling biomass yield and growth rate as a function of mixing frequency.
Light/dark cycles found in air-lift reactors were simulated taking into account the light gradient during the light period and a statistical model describing the effect of light fraction and cycle time on growth rate and biomass yield on light energy was developed.
Comparison of four outdoor pilot-scale photobioreactors
Vertical photobioreactors resulted in higher areal productivities than horizontal photobiOREactors because of the lower incident photon flux densities on the reactor surface, and light interception should be further optimized to maximize ground areal productivity and photosynthetic efficiency.