Special Issue "Algae Based Technologies"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2014)
Dr. Paul L. Chen (Website)
Center for Biorefining, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1390 Eckles Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, USA
Interests: pyrolysis; hydrothermal liquefaction; microalgae; food processing
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
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- waste treatment
- waste management
- downstream processing
- technoeconomic analysis
- life cycle analysis