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Plants and BioEnergy

Volume 4 of the series Advances in Plant Biology pp 49-64

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Algae Farming and Its Bio-Products

  • Gal HochmanAffiliated withDepartment of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University Email author 
  • , David ZilbermanAffiliated withDepartment of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California

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Abstract

Many expect algae to contribute to food, feed, health, and fuel, as well as to remove or transform pollutants in water or air. But what did we really achieve after several decades of research and development? What ended up being commercialized and consumed in large volumes? We try and shed light on these questions by surveying and assessing the current state of algae uses.