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Microalgae as a Feedstock for Biofuels

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  • © 2011

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Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Microbiology (BRIEFSMICROBIOL)

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This Brief provides a concise review of the potential use of microalgae for biofuel production. The following topics are highlighted: the advantages of microalgae over conventional biofuel-producing crops; technological processes for energy production using microalgae; microalgal biomass production systems, production rates and costs; algae cultivation strategies and main culture parameters; biomass harvesting technologies and cell disruption; CO2 sequestration; life cycle analysis; and algal biorefinery strategies. The conclusions section discusses the contribution of the technologies described to environmental sustainability and future prospects.

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  • , Unidade de Bioenergia, Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geolog, Lisboa, Portugal

    Luisa Gouveia

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