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Bioplastic Production from Microalgae: A Review

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Sustainable Resource and Waste Management, Hamburg University of Technology, 21079 Hamburg, Germany
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Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 17020 Canakkale, Turkey
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Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 17020 Canakkale, Turkey
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(11), 3842; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113842
Received: 17 April 2020 / Revised: 22 May 2020 / Accepted: 26 May 2020 / Published: 28 May 2020
Plastic waste production around the world is increasing, which leads to global plastic waste pollution. The need for an innovative solution to reduce this pollution is inevitable. Increased recycling of plastic waste alone is not a comprehensive solution. Furthermore, decreasing fossil-based plastic usage is an important aspect of sustainability. As an alternative to fossil-based plastics in the market, bio-based plastics are gaining in popularity. According to the studies conducted, products with similar performance characteristics can be obtained using biological feedstocks instead of fossil-based sources. In particular, bioplastic production from microalgae is a new opportunity to be explored and further improved. The aim of this study is to determine the current state of bioplastic production technologies from microalgae species and reveal possible optimization opportunities in the process and application areas. Therefore, the species used as resources for bioplastic production, the microalgae cultivation methods and bioplastic material production methods from microalgae were summarized. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioplastic; microalgae; bioeconomy; biodegradable plastic; circular economy; bio-based plastic bioplastic; microalgae; bioeconomy; biodegradable plastic; circular economy; bio-based plastic
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Onen Cinar, S.; Chong, Z.K.; Kucuker, M.A.; Wieczorek, N.; Cengiz, U.; Kuchta, K. Bioplastic Production from Microalgae: A Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3842. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113842

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Onen Cinar S, Chong ZK, Kucuker MA, Wieczorek N, Cengiz U, Kuchta K. Bioplastic Production from Microalgae: A Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(11):3842. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113842

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Onen Cinar, Senem, Zhi K. Chong, Mehmet A. Kucuker, Nils Wieczorek, Ugur Cengiz, and Kerstin Kuchta. 2020. "Bioplastic Production from Microalgae: A Review" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 11: 3842. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113842

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