Special Issue "Extraction, Exploitation and Application of Algae Biomass"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: physiology; biochemistry; transformation and potential applications of algal biomass produced under different cultivation approaches; including the development of biofiltration systems using algae. He has got a wide experience in cultivation, under controlled conditions, of marine macro-, microalgae, and cyanobacteria at different laboratory- and pilot-scale systems.
Interests: microalgae biotechnology; photosynthesis; sustainability; biomass production; waste valorization; agricultural products
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In the last 25 years, the highest percentages of algal biomass produced and processed by the industry were mostly generated through cultivation activities. Previous overexploitation and, nowadays, control mechanisms in a scenario of climate change make natural populations difficult to exploit in a sustainable way. This fact drives to the necessity to develop algae culture techniques, at an industrial scale, mainly based on the use of sunlight, seawater and non-arable land.
New production efforts and developments are focused on techniques and systems that allow increasing biomass yields for both macro- and microalgae (including cyanobacteria) at the same time than improving biomass quality with industrial interest and potential. Under controlled conditions, activities related to species and strain selection based on growth performance, sustainable yields, biomass quality, downstream possibilities, including the concept of a biorefinery, security and/or traceability, together with the possibilities for wastewater nutrients and CO2 gases recycling, are being strongly considered to become key factors for the future success of industrial algae production.
This special issue on “Extraction, Exploitation and Application of Algae Biomass” seeks high quality works focusing on the latest novel advances related to algae production, biomass processed and industrial developments. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Algae species and strains selection, characterization and potential applications;
- Cultivation improvements: biological and technical approaches;
- Bioremediation processes and circular economy by using algae;
- Algae as climate change mitigation tools;
- Developments on downstream processes and biorefinery;
- Applications and future possibilities- The Nagoya protocol and the access and use of algae genetic resources
Prof. Dr. Juan Luis Gomez Pinchetti
Prof. Dr. Francisco Gabriel Acién Fernández
Manuscript Submission Information
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- applications, biomass
- downstream processes