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Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 79, Issue 5, pp 707–718 | Cite as

CO2 bio-mitigation using microalgae

Mini-Review

Abstract

Microalgae are a group of unicellular or simple multicellular photosynthetic microorganisms that can fix CO2 efficiently from different sources, including the atmosphere, industrial exhaust gases, and soluble carbonate salts. Combination of CO2 fixation, biofuel production, and wastewater treatment may provide a very promising alternative to current CO2 mitigation strategies.

Keywords

Microalga CO2 mitigation Biofuel Biodiesel Biomass conversion 

Notes

Acknowledgment

Final supports from NSERC (the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada) are gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bei Wang
    • 1
  • Yanqun Li
    • 1
  • Nan Wu
    • 1
  • Christopher Q. Lan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringThe University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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