Commercial application of microalgae other than as biofuels: a brief review

Mini Review


There has been considerable discussion in recent years about the potential of micro-algae for the production of sustainable and renewable biofuels, but there may be other more readily exploitable commercial opportunities for microalgae. This paper briefly reviews the current and potential situation for the commercial application of the growth of microalgae for products other than biofuels.


Algae Microalgae Commercial Application Biofuel Algal Food Carotenoid Phycobiliprotein Biochemical Market 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Visiting Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering and the EnvironmentUniversity of SouthamptonHighfieldUK

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