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Microalgal Biofuels

Sustainable Production and Conversion

  • 1st Edition - November 1, 2024
  • Editors: Krishna Kumar Jaiswal, Bhaskar Singh, Amit K. Jaiswal
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 4 1 1 0 - 9
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 4 1 1 1 - 6

Microalgal Biofuels: Sustainable Production and Conversion is a comprehensive guide to the latest advancements in microalgal biofuels. The book provides systematic coverage… Read more

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Microalgal Biofuels: Sustainable Production and Conversion is a comprehensive guide to the latest advancements in microalgal biofuels. The book provides systematic coverage of the processes of biofuel production, from microalgae biomass resources to biomass conversion processes and catalytic materials. It delves into the critical topic of sustainability, addressing LCA approaches to evaluate the environmental impacts of microalgal-based biofuels. It provides practical information and guidance on the latest strategies, opportunities, and challenges in the transition to sustainable bioenergy. This is an invaluable reference for students, researchers, and industrial practitioners working on biofuels, biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, and biomass conversion.

Divided into four sections, the first section introduces the principles of microalgal biology and cultivation, including an overview of the different types of microalgae, their growth requirements, and the cultivation systems used for large-scale production. The second section explains the conversion of microalgal biomass into biofuels, including biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, and hydrogen. Each chapter in this section covers a different biofuel pathway, highlighting the technological advancements, challenges, and opportunities for scaling up production. The third section of the book explores the sustainability aspects of microalgal biofuel production, including the use of waste streams and the integration of biofuel production with other industries. This section also covers the LCA approaches used to evaluate the environmental impacts of microalgal biofuels and the strategies for enhancing their sustainability. The fourth and final section of the book examines the commercialization and prospects of microalgal biofuels. This section covers the market potential of microalgal biofuels, the regulatory landscape, and the challenges and opportunities for the industry.