Microalgae as a Source of Bioenergy: Products, Processes and Economics

Book Series: Recent Advances in Renewable Energy

Volume 1

by

José Carlos Magalhães Pires

DOI: 10.2174/97816810852271170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-522-7, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-523-4
ISSN: 2543-2389 (Print)
ISSN: 2543-2397 (Online)





Microalgae could play an important role in the achievement of sustainability goals related to the generation of renewable energy and g...[view complete introduction]

Bioethanol Production Process

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Fabiana Regina Xavier Batista, Juliana de Souza Ferreira and Vicelma Luiz Cardoso

Abstract

Ethanol has increasingly attracted attention of researchers. Currently, ethanol is synthesized by different routes, such as production from the synthesis gas, ethylene hydration and fermentation of sugars. In addition, microalgae have been recognized as the potential sources for biofuel production, since they reach high biomass productivities. Recently, the use of microalgal biomass as feedstock for bioethanol production became an interest for researchers and then for the general public. Therefore, the aim of this chapter is to introduce the basics of algal-ethanol production and the current status of this emerging bioethanol source.

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