Biofuels from Microalgae: Photobioreactor Exhaust Gases in Oxycombustion Systems

  • Ihana Aguiar Severo
  • Juliano Smanioto Barin
  • Roger Wagner
  • Leila Queiroz Zepka
  • Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


The aim of this chapter is to present a comprehensive overview of integrated bio-oxycombustion systems with photobioreactors. Divided into seven distinct topics, the chapter discusses issues related to fundamentals of oxycombustion, the operational implications for oxycombustion-enhanced performance, oxygen produced by photosynthesis, volatile organic compounds as energy source, photobioreactors design, the process integration in bio-oxycombustion systems, and the hurdles of bio-oxycombustion technology, summarizing a range of useful strategies directed to the sustainable development of industrial combustion systems.


Biological carbon capture and utilization Microalgae Oxyfuel Volatile organic compounds Gaseous fuels Process integration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ihana Aguiar Severo
    • 1
  • Juliano Smanioto Barin
    • 1
  • Roger Wagner
    • 1
  • Leila Queiroz Zepka
    • 1
  • Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyFederal University of Santa Maria (UFSM)Santa MariaBrazil

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