Microalgae: from Bio-based Curiosity Towards a Bulk Feedstock

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This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the recent developments in microalgae cultivation and downstream processing with a focus on microalgae biorefinery. Microalgae are promising feedstocks for the production of a variety of bulk compounds in the near future. Current process designs typically consist of microalgae cultivation, harvesting, cell disruption and finally a product extraction/fractionation step. For every unit operation, the latest insights are discussed. From this overview, the current state-of-development and future directions towards large scale bulk-chemical production from microalgae are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntensification of Biobased Processes
EditorsAndrzej Górak, Andrzej Stankiewicz
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
ISBN (Electronic)9781788010320, 9781788014571
ISBN (Print)9781782628552
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameRSC Green Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1757-7039
ISSN (Electronic)1757-7047

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