Intensification of Biobased Processes
CHAPTER 13: Microalgae: From Bio-based Curiosity Towards a Bulk Feedstock
Published:18 Jun 2018
Special Collection: 2018 ebook collectionSeries: Green Chemistry
G. P. ‘t Lam, M. H. Vermuë, M. Janssen, M. J. Barbosa, R. H. Wijffels, M. H. M. Eppink, C. van den Berg, 2018. "Microalgae: From Bio-based Curiosity Towards a Bulk Feedstock", Intensification of Biobased Processes, Andrzej Górak, Andrzej Stankiewicz
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This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the recent developments in microalgae cultivation and downstream processing with a focus on microalgae biorefinery. Microalgae are promising feedstocks for the production of a variety of bulk compounds in the near future. Current process designs typically consist of microalgae cultivation, harvesting, cell disruption and finally a product extraction/fractionation step. For every unit operation, the latest insights are discussed. From this overview, the current state-of-development and future directions towards large scale bulk-chemical production from microalgae are discussed.