Special Issue "Algae Based Technologies"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Paul L. Chen
Center for Biorefining, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1390 Eckles Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, USA
Website: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~chenx088/energy/
E-Mail: chenx088@umn.edu
Phone: +1 612 6257721
Interests: pyrolysis; hydrothermal liquefaction; microalgae; food processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The desire to increase biofuels production renewed the interest in algal biomass. Tremendous efforts were invested in many areas, including strain selection and development, cultivation techniques and facilities, harvest, downstream processing, product development, techno-economic analysis, life cycle analysis, energy policy, etc. In recent years, algae related research has been expanded way beyond biofuels, and is taking new directions. The interest in using algae as a vehicle for production of chemicals, nutraceuticals, medicine, foods, feeds, pigments, etc., and as a means of waste utilization and management, is rapidly growing. This special issue is to solicit high quality and original research contributions and critical reviews on all aspects of algae based technologies.

Dr. Paul L. Chen
Guest Editor


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  • algae
  • microalgae
  • macroalgae
  • biofuels
  • chemicals
  • nutraceuticals
  • medicine
  • foods
  • feeds
  • pigments
  • waste treatment
  • waste management
  • cultivation
  • harvest
  • downstream processing
  • technoeconomic analysis
  • life cycle analysis

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p. 4446-4481
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Energies 2014, 7(7), 4446-4481; doi:10.3390/en7074446
Received: 4 May 2014; in revised form: 30 June 2014 / Accepted: 1 July 2014 / Published: 11 July 2014
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Energies 2014, 7(7), 4417-4429; doi:10.3390/en7074417
Received: 6 June 2014; in revised form: 3 July 2014 / Accepted: 4 July 2014 / Published: 10 July 2014
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