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Biomass and biofuels from microalgae: Advances in engineering and biology

Moheimani, N.R., McHenry, M.P., de Boer, K. and Bahri, P.A.(ED) (2015) Biomass and biofuels from microalgae: Advances in engineering and biology. Springer International Publishing.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16640-7
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Abstract

This comprehensive book details the most recent advances in the microalgae biological sciences and engineering technologies for biomass and biofuel production in order to meet the ongoing need for new and affordable sources of food, chemicals and energy for future generations. The chapters explore new microalgae cultivation techniques, including solid (biofilm) systems, and heterotrophic production methods, while also critically investigating topics such as combining wastewater as a source of nutrients, the effect of CO2 on growth, and converting biomass to methane through anaerobic digestion. The book highlights innovative bioproduct optimization and molecular genetic techniques, applications of genomics and metabolomics, and the genetic engineering of microalgae strains targeting biocrude production. The latest developments in microalgae harvesting and dewatering technologies, which combine biomass production with electricity generation, are presented, along with detailed techno-economic modeling. This extensive volume was written by respected experts in their fields and is intended for a wide audience of researchers and engineers.

Publication Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Copyright: Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Other Information: Series Title: Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies; Vol. 2
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28720
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