High-value products from microalgae—their development and commercialisation

@article{Borowitzka2013HighvaluePF,
  title={High-value products from microalgae—their development and commercialisation},
  author={Michael A. Borowitzka},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={743-756}
}
  • M. Borowitzka
  • Published 29 January 2013
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Applied Phycology
Microalgae (including the cyanobacteria) are established commercial sources of high-value chemicals such as β-carotene, astaxanthin, docosahexaenoic acid, eicosahexaenoic acid, phycobilin pigments and algal extracts for use in cosmetics. Microalgae are also increasingly playing a role in cosmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and functional foods. In the last few years, there has been renewed interest in microalgae as commercial sources of these and other high-value compounds, driven in part by the… 

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