Development and Utilization of Bioproducts Based on Microalgae Biomass

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 3 August 2024 | Viewed by 116

Special Issue Editors

1. Biology Department, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
2. Courtesy Faculty, Patel College of Global Sustainability, USF, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
Interests: microbial biotechnology; biofuels; genetic engineering; bio-products; OMICS
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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India
Interests: algae based bioremediation; biofuels; biomaterials; algal omics

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Patel College of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
Interests: sustainable development; renewable energy; renewable fuels; energy policy; integration of renewable energy into the fossil infastructure; sustainable power for small island developing states
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aligning with the carbon-neutral future, algae can be tailored through technical interventions to accomplish sustainability goals. Microalgae are like tiny green factories capable of meeting the world's needs for renewable energy, environmental security, and nutrition. The paradigm shift towards natural products and phytophagy in recent years has realized the untapped and numerous benefits of microalgae-based bioproducts in pharmaceutics, nutraceuticals, and cosmetics. The biochemical makeup of various natural or designed microalgal species can be exploited to generate high-value-added products that outcompete the animal-based market in terms of revenue and quality. Despite having a USD 1001.9 million stake in the worldwide market, the commercialization of microalgae-based industries is still limited to industrialized nations. The challenges are frequently related to the high product cost of a single target product, which necessitates the establishment of synergy with multiple products via biorefinery or waste valorizing. The adoption of various modern cultivation techniques, parameter improvements, bioproduct recovery/downstream processing, reuse/recycle, engineering, and the usage of environmentally friendly creative tactics can assure a positive carbon footprint and monetary rewards.

This Special Issue on “Development and Utilization of Bioproducts Based on Microalgae Biomass” intends to attract novel research, review, and state-of-the-art articles focused on innovative solutions/applications of microalgae-derived bioproducts/biomass in fields of energy, nutrient, or environmental remediation. In addition, studies assessing the economic feasibility/performance efficiency, scalability, and environmental impact of microalgae-based bioproducts/biomass are also welcome.

This Special Issue includes the following topics, but is not limited to:

  • Technical advancements and methods used for the generation of microalgae-based bioproducts;
  • Novel strategies used for the microalgae-based treatment/mitigation of hazardous components by microalgae/microalgae biomass-derived products;
  • The application of microalgae in energy production and storage;
  • Life cycle assessment and economic assessment studies. 

Dr. Neha Arora
Dr. Shweta Tripathi
Prof. Dr. George Philippidis
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  • algae
  • sustainability
  • waste valorization
  • biofuels
  • bioproducts
  • life cycle assessment
  • bioproducts
  • biorefinery
  • cultivation
  • bioreactors

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