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

Book Series: Recent Advances in Renewable Energy

Volume 1


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]
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Use of Flue Gas as Carbon Source

- Pp. 173-201 (29)

Jorge Alberto V. Costa, Adriano S. A. Henrard, Luiza Moraes, Etiele G. Morais, Igor S. Gonçalves and Michele G. Morais


Carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in atmosphere has increased since the beginning of industrial age. CO2 biofixation by microalgae is a technology based on the use of solar energy through photosynthesis to capture and use this carbon source, mainly from industrial combustion flue gases. This CO2 mitigation technology enables microalgal cultivation with an alternative source of carbon, decreasing the emissions of industries (such as power generation) and making processes more sustainable and environmentally friendly. The chapter aimed to approach the implementation of using flue gas as a carbon source in microalgal cultures, as well as the metabolism of CO2 biofixation and the associated environmental issues.

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