From Current Algae Products to Future Biorefinery Practices

A review

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Microalgae are considered to be one of the most promising next generation bio-based/food feedstocks with a unique lipid composition, high protein content, and an almost unlimited amount of other bio-active molecules. High-value components such as the soluble proteins, (poly) unsaturated fatty acids, pigments, and carbohydrates can be used as an important ingredient for several markets, such as the food/feed/chemical/cosmetics and health industries. Although cultivation costs have decreased significantly in the last few decades, large microalgae production processes become economically viable if all complex compounds are optimally valorized in their functional state. To isolate these functional compounds from the biomass, cost-effective, mild, and energy-efficient biorefinery techniques need to be developed and applied. In this review we describe current microalgae biorefinery strategies and the derived products, followed by new technological developments and an outlook toward future products and the biorefinery philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages99-123
Volume166
ISBN (Electronic)9783319971193
ISBN (Print)9783319971179
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
ISSN (Print)0724-6145

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Eppink, M. H. M., Olivieri, G., Reith, J. H., van den Berg, C., Barbosa, M. J., & Wijffels, R. H. (2017). From Current Algae Products to Future Biorefinery Practices: A review. In Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology (Vol. 166, pp. 99-123). (Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/10_2016_64
Eppink, M.H.M. ; Olivieri, G. ; Reith, J.H. ; van den Berg, C. ; Barbosa, M.J. ; Wijffels, R.H. / From Current Algae Products to Future Biorefinery Practices : A review. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology. Vol. 166 Cham : Springer, 2017. pp. 99-123 (Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology).
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From Current Algae Products to Future Biorefinery Practices : A review. / Eppink, M.H.M.; Olivieri, G.; Reith, J.H.; van den Berg, C.; Barbosa, M.J.; Wijffels, R.H.

Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology. Vol. 166 Cham : Springer, 2017. p. 99-123 (Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology).

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Eppink MHM, Olivieri G, Reith JH, van den Berg C, Barbosa MJ, Wijffels RH. From Current Algae Products to Future Biorefinery Practices: A review. In Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology. Vol. 166. Cham: Springer. 2017. p. 99-123. (Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology). https://doi.org/10.1007/10_2016_64