Special Issue "New Trends on Algal Biotechnology for a Circular Economy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: cultivation of algae; biomass production; biotechnology for food, feed and biofuels; valorization of waste-streams; recovery and reuse of nutrients
Algae (including microalgae, macroalgae and cyanobacteria) have become important players in the bio-based industry as a result of their huge potential to produce many different bioproducts, such as food, feed and nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, biofuels and biochemicals. Economic growth has put pressure on natural resources, necessitating the development of production schemes that follow the paradigm of Circular Economy and hence lead to the recovery and reuse of resources on the entire production chain. Algal biotechnology shows that it is possible to couple the production of bioproducts with the utilization of resources contained in various waste-streams, such as those of the industrial, municipal and agro-industrial sectors.
This Special Issue aims to gather original research works on recent advances in algal biotechnology focusing on the production of bioproducts by utilizing various waste-streams in the Circular Economy framework, i.e., works dealing with cultivation, safety, feasibility and sustainability aspects of the utilization of waste-streams as nutrient sources for growing algal biomass and the production of bio-based goods.
Dr. Giorgos Markou
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- algal biotechnology
- Circular Economy
- valorization of waste-streams
- nutrient recovery and reuse