Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae

Advances in Engineering and Biology
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Navid Reza Moheimani
740 g
241x160x26 mm
2, Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies

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 CO 2 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.
Discusses recent advances and future challenges
1 Past, present and future of microalgae cultivation developments

Navid R Moheimani, David Parlevliet, Mark P McHenry, Parisa A Bahri, Karne de Boer

2 Application of Various Immobilization Techniques for Algal Bioprocesses

Ela, Eroglu, Steven, M., Smith, Colin, L., Raston

3 Potentials of exploiting heterotrophic metabolism for biodiesel oil production by microalgae

James Chukwuma Ogbonna, Navid R Moheimani

4 Culture systems incorporating heterotrophic metabolism for biodiesel oil production by microalgae

James Chukwuma Ogbonna, Mark P McHenry

5 Wastewater as a source of nutrients for microalgae biomass production

Koenraad Muylaert, Annelies Beuckels, Orily Depraetere, Imogen Foubert, Giorgos Markou and Dries Vandamme

6 Algae-Based Wastewater Treatment for Biofuel Production: Processes, Species and Extraction Methods

Stephen R. Lyon, Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Marcia A. Murry

7 CO2 environmental bioremediation by microalgae

Mohammad JavadRaeesossadati, Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Mark McHenry, Navid Reza Moheimani

8 Prospective applications of synthetic biology for algal bioproduct optimization

Basel Khraiwesh, Kenan Jijakli, Joseph Swift, Amphun Chaiboonchoe, Rasha Abdrabu, Pei-Wen Chao, Laising Yen, Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani

9 Molecular Genetic Techniques for Algal Bioengineering

Kenan Jijakli, Rasha Abdrabu, Basel Khraiwesh, David R. Nelson, Joseph Koussa, Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani

10 Towards Applications of Genomics and Metabolic Modeling to Improve Algal Biomass Productivity

Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Joseph Koussa, Bushra Saeed Dohai, Amphun Chaiboonchoe, Hong Cai1, Kelly A. D. Dougherty, David R. Nelson, Kenan Jijakli, Basel Khraiwesh

11 Genetic Engineering for Microalgae Strain Improvement in Relation to Biocrude Production Systems

Evan Stephens, Juliane Wolf, Melanie Oey, Eugene Zhang, Ben Hankamer and Ian L Ross

12 Harvesting of microalgae by means of flocculation

Koenraad Muylaert, Dries Vandamme, Imogen Foubert, Patrick V. Brady

13 Industrial-scale microalgae pond primary dewatering chemistry for energy-efficient auto-flocculation

Patrick V. Brady, Mark P. McHenry, M. Carolina Cuello, Navid R. Moheimani

14 Harvesting and downstream processing - and their economics

F. C. Thomas Allnutt, Ben A. Kessler

15 Potential of Converting Solar Energy to Electricity and Chemical Energy

David Parlevliet, Navid Moheimani

16 The anaerobic digestion of microalgae biomass, "Life-cycle Environmental Impacts of Biofuels and Co-products"

Andrew James Ward

17 Economic and energy modelling for large scale algae production

Karne de Boer, Parisa A Bahri