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Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae

Advances in Engineering and Biology

  • Navid R. Moheimani
  • Mark P. McHenry
  • Karne de Boer
  • Parisa A. Bahri


  • Discusses recent advances and future challenges

  • Includes basic and applied research

  • Richly illustrated throughout


Part of the Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies book series (BBT, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Navid R. Moheimani, David Parlevliet, Mark P. McHenry, Parisa A. Bahri, Karne de Boer
    Pages 1-18
  3. Ela Eroglu, Steven M. Smith, Colin L. Raston
    Pages 19-44
  4. Koenraad Muylaert, Annelies Beuckels, Orily Depraetere, Imogen Foubert, Giorgos Markou, Dries Vandamme
    Pages 75-94
  5. Stephen R. Lyon, Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Marcia A. Murry
    Pages 95-115
  6. Mohammad J. Raeesossadati, Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Mark P. McHenry, Navid R. Moheimani
    Pages 117-136
  7. Basel Khraiwesh, Kenan Jijakli, Joseph Swift, Amphun Chaiboonchoe, Rasha Abdrabu, Pei-Wen Chao et al.
    Pages 137-154
  8. Kenan Jijakli, Rasha Abdrabu, Basel Khraiwesh, David R. Nelson, Joseph Koussa, Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani
    Pages 155-171
  9. Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Joseph Koussa, Bushra Saeed Dohai, Amphun Chaiboonchoe, Hong Cai, Kelly A. D. Dougherty et al.
    Pages 173-189
  10. Evan Stephens, Juliane Wolf, Melanie Oey, Eugene Zhang, Ben Hankamer, Ian L. Ross
    Pages 191-249
  11. Koenraad Muylaert, Dries Vandamme, Imogen Foubert, Patrick V. Brady
    Pages 251-273
  12. Patrick V. Brady, Mark P. McHenry, M. Carolina Cuello, Navid R. Moheimani
    Pages 275-287
  13. F.C. Thomas Allnutt, Ben A. Kessler
    Pages 289-310
  14. David Parlevliet, Navid R. Moheimani
    Pages 311-329
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 367-373

About this book


This comprehensive book details the most recent advances in the microalgae biological sciences and engineering technologies for biomass and biofuel production in order to meet the ongoing need for new and affordable sources of food, chemicals and energy for future generations. The chapters explore new microalgae cultivation techniques, including solid (biofilm) systems, and heterotrophic production methods, while also critically investigating topics such as combining wastewater as a source of nutrients, the effect of CO2 on growth, and converting biomass to methane through anaerobic digestion. The book highlights innovative bioproduct optimization and molecular genetic techniques, applications of genomics and metabolomics, and the genetic engineering of microalgae strains targeting biocrude production. The latest developments in microalgae harvesting and dewatering technologies, which combine biomass production with electricity generation, are presented, along with detailed techno-economic modeling. This extensive volume was written by respected experts in their fields and is intended for a wide audience of researchers and engineers.


Algal bioengineering Algal biomass productivity Alternative energy Applied phycology Biodiesel oil production Heterotrophic production methods Large scale algae production Microalgae cultivation techniques Microalgae harvesting Refining Solid biofilm systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Navid R. Moheimani
    • 1
  • Mark P. McHenry
    • 2
  • Karne de Boer
    • 3
  • Parisa A. Bahri
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Algae R&D CentreMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Information TechnologyMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  3. 3.School of Engineering and Information TechnologyMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  4. 4.School of Engineering and Information TechnologyMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae
  • Book Subtitle Advances in Engineering and Biology
  • Editors Navid R. Moheimani
    Mark P. McHenry
    Karne de Boer
    Parisa A. Bahri
  • Series Title Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biofuel Biorefinery Technologies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-16639-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34868-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-16640-7
  • Series ISSN 2363-7609
  • Series E-ISSN 2363-7617
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 373
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Renewable and Green Energy
    Applied Microbiology
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“This book trully presents some of the most promising existing microalgal biomass growth technologies and summarizes some of the novel methodologies for sustainable and commercial microalgae production. … each chapter is written in a very clear and concise way, having also a selective but rich bibliography. I am positively sure … that the editors’ sentence ‘We trust the reader will enjoy the book as much as we enjoyed writing and editing it.’ is TRUE.” (Prof. Ioan I. Ardelean, Bulletin of Micro and Nanoelectrotechnologies, Vol. 7 (3-4), 2015)