Microalgae-based biomaterials for bioremediation of greenhouse gases

Pengfei Cheng, Yanzhang Feng, Baoyu Xu, Yahui Bo, Chun Wang, Chengxu Zhou, Roger Ruan, Guangce Wang, Xiaojun Yan

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With concerns about climate change, microalgae have attracted considerable interest for producing biomaterials and biocomposites, due to their simple cell structure and rapid growth rate. The industrial production of algae as a source for biofuels has proven to be impractical in the short term. But the production of microalgal biomass, coupled with wastewater or waste gas treatment, and the production of high-value biomaterials, have attractive application prospects. Integrated microalgal biorefineries exhibit great potential, and can produce various high value-added products to help achieve sustainability. This chapter reviews the potential of using microalgal intracellular components for biomaterials production, and discusses the possibilities to enhance the efficiency and performance of algae-based biomaterial production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAlgae-Based Biomaterials for Sustainable Development
Subtitle of host publicationBiomedical, Environmental Remediation and Sustainability Assessment
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780323961424
ISBN (Print)9780323961431
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

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  • Biocomposites
  • Biomaterials
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Microalgae
  • Sustainability


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