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Title: Chapter 15: Immobilization of Microalgae as a Tool for Efficient Light Utilization in H2 Production and Other Biotechnology Applications

Abstract

This chapter highlights recent advances in the field of whole-cell immobilization technology that can improve the yield of H2 photoproduction in microalgae. Low light utilization efficiency in suspension cultures, expensive biomass harvesting, and high energy demand for cell cultivation and maintenance of photobioreactors are among the major barriers limiting the use of green algae and other photosynthetic microorganisms for light-driven, industrial, and biotechnological applications. We review current immobilization approaches that address the above barriers and describe novel techniques used for separating microalgal cells from the liquid phase inside a photobioreactor. Special attention is given to a thin-layer, immobilization procedure, which shows potential to revolutionize the use of microalgal catalysts for more efficient light utilization and conversion of light energy to stored energy in the form of H2 gas and other biofuels or end-products.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. University of Turku
  3. University of Turku; Nanjing Agricultural University
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1470960
Report Number(s):
NREL/CH-2A00-72362
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; hydrogen; photoproduction; microalgae

Citation Formats

Seibert, Michael, Kosourov, Sergey N., He, Meilin, and Allahverdiyeva, Yagut. Chapter 15: Immobilization of Microalgae as a Tool for Efficient Light Utilization in H2 Production and Other Biotechnology Applications. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/9781849737128-00355.
Seibert, Michael, Kosourov, Sergey N., He, Meilin, & Allahverdiyeva, Yagut. Chapter 15: Immobilization of Microalgae as a Tool for Efficient Light Utilization in H2 Production and Other Biotechnology Applications. United States. doi:10.1039/9781849737128-00355.
Seibert, Michael, Kosourov, Sergey N., He, Meilin, and Allahverdiyeva, Yagut. Tue . "Chapter 15: Immobilization of Microalgae as a Tool for Efficient Light Utilization in H2 Production and Other Biotechnology Applications". United States. doi:10.1039/9781849737128-00355.
@article{osti_1470960,
title = {Chapter 15: Immobilization of Microalgae as a Tool for Efficient Light Utilization in H2 Production and Other Biotechnology Applications},
author = {Seibert, Michael and Kosourov, Sergey N. and He, Meilin and Allahverdiyeva, Yagut},
abstractNote = {This chapter highlights recent advances in the field of whole-cell immobilization technology that can improve the yield of H2 photoproduction in microalgae. Low light utilization efficiency in suspension cultures, expensive biomass harvesting, and high energy demand for cell cultivation and maintenance of photobioreactors are among the major barriers limiting the use of green algae and other photosynthetic microorganisms for light-driven, industrial, and biotechnological applications. We review current immobilization approaches that address the above barriers and describe novel techniques used for separating microalgal cells from the liquid phase inside a photobioreactor. Special attention is given to a thin-layer, immobilization procedure, which shows potential to revolutionize the use of microalgal catalysts for more efficient light utilization and conversion of light energy to stored energy in the form of H2 gas and other biofuels or end-products.},
doi = {10.1039/9781849737128-00355},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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