More Details about Algae For Biofuels And Energy

General Information  
Author(s)BOROWITZKA M A
PublisherSPRINGER
ISBN9789400754782
Pages288
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearNovember 2012

Description

Microalgae are one of the most studied potential sources of biofuels and bioenergy. This book covers the key steps in the production of renewable biofuels from microalgae - strain selection, culture systems, inorganic carbon utilisation, lipid metabolism and quality, hydrogen production, genetic engineering, biomass harvesting, extraction. Greenhouse gas and techno-economic modelling are reviewed as is the 100 year history of microalgae as sources of biofuels and of commercial-scale microalgae culture. A summary of relevant basic standard methods used in the study of microalgae culture is provided. The book is intended for the expert and those starting work in the field.