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Microalgae for economic applications: advantages and perspectives for bioethanol

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Simas-Rodrigues, Cntia [1] ; Villela, Helena D. M. [1] ; Martins, Aline P. [1] ; Marques, Luiza G. [1] ; Colepicolo, Pio [1] ; Tonon, Angela P. [2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Bioquim, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Los Alamos Natl Lab, Biosci Div, Los Alamos, NM 87545 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: Journal of Experimental Botany; v. 66, n. 14, SI, p. 4097-4108, JUL 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 23

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. Therefore, this review 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. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/16072-5 - Use of genetic and biochemical engineering in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii aiming the increase of the lipid level for biofuel production
Grantee:Helena Dias Muller Villela
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 10/50193-1 - Marine algae as source of metabolites of economical impact
Grantee:Pio Colepicolo Neto
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants