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Microalgae-based carbohydrates: A green innovative source of bioenergy

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Silvello, Maria Augusta de Carvalho [1] ; Goncalves, Igor Severo [1] ; Azambuja, Suellen Patricia Held [1] ; Costa, Sharlene Silva [2] ; Silva, Pedro Garcia Pereira [2] ; Santos, Lucielen Oliveira [2] ; Goldbeck, Rosana [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Sch Food Engn, Bioproc & Metab Engn Lab, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Rio Grande, Sch Chem & Food, Lab Biotechnol, BR-96203900 Rio Grande, RS - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: Bioresource Technology; v. 344, n. B JAN 2022.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Microalgae contribute significantly to the global carbon cycle through photosynthesis. Given their ability to efficiently convert solar energy and atmospheric carbon dioxide into chemical compounds, such as carbohydrates, and generate oxygen during the process, microalgae represent an excellent and feasible carbohydrate bioresource. Microalgae-based biofuels are technically viable and, delineate a green and innovative field of opportunity for bioenergy exploitation. Microalgal polysaccharides are one of the most versatile groups for biotechnological applications and its content can be increased by manipulating cultivation conditions. Microalgal carbohydrates can be used to produce a variety of biofuels, including bioethanol, biobutanol, biomethane, and biohydrogen. This review provides an overview of microalgal carbohydrates, focusing on their use as feedstock for biofuel production, highlighting the carbohydrate metabolism and approaches for their enhancement. Moreover, biofuels produced from microalgal carbohydrate are showed, in addition to a new bibliometric study of current literature on microalgal carbohydrates and their use. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/20787-9 - Strategies for microalgae biomass saccharification targeting bioethanol 3G production
Grantee:Maria Augusta de Carvalho Silvello
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/20630-4 - Biorefinery development integrated to a bioethanol sugar cane plant with zero CO2 emission: routes to convert renewable resources to bio-products and bio-electricity
Grantee:Rubens Maciel Filho
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants