Recent Trends and Developments in Algal Biofuels and Biorefinery

Recent Trends and Developments in Algal Biofuels and Biorefinery

Anand, Raksha; Bharadvaja, Navneeta; Kumar, Lakhan; Banerjee, Srijoni; Pandit, Soumya

Springer International Publishing AG





15 a 20 dias

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Development of a smart microalgae strain: Selection and successful outdoor large-scale cultivation of robust microalgae strain having high growth rate, high biomass productivity, high lipid content and immunity towards invasion of other microorganisms.- High throughput screening of high lipid yielding strains.- Omics approach for enhanced microalgae biomass production with enhanced concentration of desired biomolecules.- Low-cost cultivation methods.- Development of cost effective, energy efficient and easy to operate biomass harvesting methods and dewatering technologies.- Economic, environment friendly and low-cost lipid extraction methods.- Lipid specific extraction method to minimize the co-extraction of non-lipid fractions.- Lipid extraction methods from wet microalgal biomass.- Simultaneous extraction, separation and characterization of biomolecules from microalgal biomass.- Direct transesterification of microalgal cells.- Real time biochemical profiling during microalgal cultivation.- Cost-effective downstream processing (DSP) of algal biomass for industrial scale biofuels production.- A continuous system of biofuel production from microalgal biomass.- Biorefinery for microalgal biomass at industrial production scale.- Modification in native strains for biofuel and by-products production without affecting the pool of indigenous wild strain verities.- Modification in biosynthesis pathways for specific biomolecules production without compromising with optimum cell growth and specific biomolecule yield.- Modification in environmental conditions for optimum specific biomolecules yield with compromising the cell growth rate and biomass productivity along with cost of production.- Modification in existing algal processing technologies to make it more cost-competitive and suitable to a wide range of algal species.- Development of scalable processing conversion technologies and its integration to biorefinery.- Reduction in production cost of algal biofuel and value-added by-products to current market prices derived from other than algae.- Mass transfer in transesterification as a rate limiting step.- Operational continuity.- Pre- treatment methods for effective resource recovery from microalgal biomass (ultrasound treatment, French pressing, microwave, thermal hydrolysis, enzymatic treatments ).- Development of microalgal cell treatment methods to enhance extractability and bioavailability of therapeutically important biomolecules.- Genetic engineering to improve biosynthesis of a particular cell component.- Proteins to biofuels conversion through engineering nitrogen flux.- Application of chemicals to improve biosynthesis of high-value biomolecules.- Development of cost-effective high yielding cell disruption techniques.- Development of alternative to organic solvents for biorefinery.
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Algal Biodiversity;Unit Operations in Algal Biofuels and Biochemical Production;Technoeconomic Challenges;Recent Technological Developments for Sustainable Algal Biofuels;Recent Technological Developments for Biorefinery