Microalgae: the green gold of the future? : large-scale sustainable cultivation of microalgae for the production of bulk commodities

H. Wolkers, M.J. Barbosa, D.M.M. Kleinegris, R. Bosma, R.H. Wijffels, P.F.H. Harmsen

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Abstract

The cultivation of microalgae can play an important role in environmentalfriendly production of raw materials for biodiesel. In addition, algae offer several other useful materials for the food and chemical industry. This booklet describes the possibilities for economically viable large scale algae cultivation for the production of valuable products and the role of the new algae centre in Wageningen, AlgaePARC.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR - Food & Biobased Research
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9789461730626
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • algae
  • algae culture
  • biobased economy
  • cropping systems
  • economic viability
  • optimization
  • biomass production
  • aquatic biomass

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