Algae Biotechnology

Products and Processes

  • Faizal Bux
  • Yusuf Chisti

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Yuan Kun Lee
    Pages 1-19
  3. Jeremy Pruvost, Jean-François Cornet, Laurent Pilon
    Pages 41-66
  4. Delin Duan
    Pages 67-76
  5. Xianhai Zeng, Xiaoyi Guo, Gaomin Su, Michael K. Danquah, Xiao Dong Chen, Lu Lin et al.
    Pages 77-89
  6. Abhishek Guldhe, Bhaskar Singh, Faiz Ahmad Ansari, Yogesh Sharma, Faizal Bux
    Pages 91-110
  7. Tobias M. Louw, Melinda J. Griffiths, Sarah M.J. Jones, Susan T.L. Harrison
    Pages 111-141
  8. Joshua T. Ellis, Charles D. Miller
    Pages 143-154
  9. Dato’ Paduka Syed Isa Syed Alwi
    Pages 155-163
  10. Alexandra Dubini, David Gonzalez-Ballester
    Pages 165-193
  11. Enrica Uggetti, Fabiana Passos, Maria Solé, Joan García, Ivet Ferrer
    Pages 195-216
  12. Michael A. Packer, Graham C. Harris, Serean L. Adams
    Pages 217-247
  13. Ismail Rawat, Sanjay K. Gupta, Amritanshu Shriwastav, Poonam Singh, Sheena Kumari, Faizal Bux
    Pages 249-268
  14. Melinda Griffiths, Susan T. L. Harrison, Monique Smit, Dheepak Maharajh
    Pages 269-300
  15. Lesley Rhodes, Rex Munday
    Pages 301-315
  16. Sook-Yee Gan, Phaik-Eem Lim, Siew-Moi Phang
    Pages 317-344

About this book


This book examines the utilization of algae for the development of useful products and processes with the emphasis towards green technologies and processes, and the requirements to make these viable. Serving as a complete reference guide to the production of biofuels and other value added products from micro and macro algae, it covers various aspects of algal biotechnology from the basics to large scale cultivation, harvesting and processing for a variety of products. It is authored and edited by respected world experts in the field of algal biotechnology and provides the most up to date and cutting edge information on developments in the field. Over the past decade there has been substantial focus and related literature on the application of algal biomass for the generation of novel processes and products. ‘Algae Biotechnology: Products and Processes’ encompasses a holistic approach to critically evaluating developments in the field of algal biotechnology whilst taking into account recent advances and building on the body of knowledge. Aspects of the effects of harmful algae are also discussed, as well as the potential commercial application of algal biotechnology, the techno-economic feasibility of algal biodiesel production and the use of genetic and metabolic engineering for the improvement of yield. Other bioenergy sources such as alcohol fuels, aviation fuels, biohydrogen and biogas are also covered. This book is intended for postgraduates and researchers working in the biofuels and algal industry; it constitutes ideal reference material for both early stage and established researchers.


Algae Biotechnology Algal Biotechnology Algal Cultivation Biofuels Downstream Processing Value Added Products

Editors and affiliations

  • Faizal Bux
    • 1
  • Yusuf Chisti
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Water andDurban University of TechnologyDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.Massey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12333-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12334-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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