Energy from Microalgae

  • Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
  • Leila Queiroz Zepka
  • Maria Isabel Queiroz

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Leila Queiroz Zepka, Maria Isabel Queiroz
    Pages 1-4
  3. Mariana Manzoni Maroneze, Maria Isabel Queiroz
    Pages 5-34
  4. Alcinda Patrícia de Carvalho Lopes, Francisca Maria Loureiro Ferreira dos Santos, Vítor Jorge Pais Vilar, José Carlos Magalhães Pires
    Pages 35-57
  5. Saurabh Joshi, Parag Gogate
    Pages 59-87
  6. Pierre-Louis Gorry, León Sánchez, Marcia Morales
    Pages 89-140
  7. Mariany Costa Deprá, Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Leila Queiroz Zepka
    Pages 141-155
  8. Kun Peng, Jiashuo Li, Kailin Jiao, Xianhai Zeng, Lu Lin, Sharadwata Pan et al.
    Pages 157-169
  9. Lucas Reijnders
    Pages 171-180
  10. Daissy Lorena Restrepo-Serna, Mariana Ortiz-Sánchez, Carlos Ariel Cardona-Alzate
    Pages 181-200
  11. Harshita Singh, Debabrata Das
    Pages 201-228
  12. Reinaldo Gaspar Bastos
    Pages 229-246
  13. Fabiana Passos, Cesar Mota, Andrés Donoso-Bravo, Sergi Astals, David Jeison, Raúl Muñoz
    Pages 247-270
  14. Ihana Aguiar Severo, Juliano Smanioto Barin, Roger Wagner, Leila Queiroz Zepka, Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
    Pages 271-290
  15. Ahmad Farhad Talebi, Meisam Tabatabaei, Mortaza Aghbashlo
    Pages 291-306

About this book


This book presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the production and use of microalgal biomass and bioproducts for energy generation. It also offers extensive information on engineering approaches to energy production, such as process integration and process intensification in harnessing energy from microalgae. 

Issues related to the environment, food, chemicals and energy supply pose serious threats to nations’ success and stability. The challenge to provide for a rapidly growing global population has made it imperative to find new technological routes to increase the production of consumables while also bearing in mind the biosphere’s ability to regenerate resources. Microbial biomass is a bioresource that provides effective solutions to these challenges.

Divided into eight parts, the book explores microalgal production systems, life cycle assessment and the bio-economy of biofuels from microalgae, process integration and process intensification applied to microalgal biofuels production. In addition, it discusses the main fuel products obtained from microalgae, summarizing a range of useful energy products derived from algae-based systems, and outlines future developments. Given the book’s breadth of coverage and extensive bibliography, it offers an essential resource for researchers and industry professionals working in renewable energy.


Life Cycle Assessment Bioeconomy Bioenergy Biofuel Bioprocess

Editors and affiliations

  • Eduardo Jacob-Lopes
    • 1
  • Leila Queiroz Zepka
    • 2
  • Maria Isabel Queiroz
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal University of Santa MariaSanta MariaBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of Santa MariaSanta MariaBrazil
  3. 3.Federal University of Rio GrandeRio GrandeBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69092-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69093-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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