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CO2 bio-mitigation using microalgae


Microalgae are a group of unicellular or simple multicellular photosynthetic microorganisms that can fix CO2 efficiently from different sources, including the atmosphere, industrial exhaust gases, and soluble carbonate salts. Combination of CO2 fixation, biofuel production, and wastewater treatment may provide a very promising alternative to current CO2 mitigation strategies.

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Wang, B., Li, Y., Wu, N. et al. CO2 bio-mitigation using microalgae. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 79, 707–718 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-008-1518-y

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  • Microalga
  • CO2 mitigation
  • Biofuel
  • Biodiesel
  • Biomass conversion