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Title: Microalgae for economic applications: advantages and perspectives for bioethanol

Renewable energy has attracted significant interest in recent years as a result of sustainability, environmental impact, and socio-economic considerations. Given existing technological knowledge and based on projections relating to biofuels derived from microalgae, microalgal feedstock is considered to be one of the most important renewable energy sources potentially available for industrial production. Finally and therefore, this paper examines microalgal bioethanol technology, which converts biomass from microalgae to fuel, the chemical processes involved, and possible ways of increasing the bioethanol yield, such as abiotic factors and genetic manipulation of fermenting organisms.
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  1. Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Dept. of Biochemistry. Inst. of Chemistry
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Bioscience Division
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0022-0957
Grant/Contract Number:
11/16072–5; 10/50193-1; 04/11459-5; 142168/2009-2
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Experimental Botany
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 66; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-0957
Oxford University Press
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; Foundation for Research Support of the State of Sao Paulo (FAPESP) (Brazil); National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) (Brazil)
Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES biochemical effects; bioethanol; biofuels; environmental impacts; genetic manipulation; microalgae