Algae for Biofuels and Energy

  • Michael A. Borowitzka
  • Navid R. Moheimani

Part of the Developments in Applied Phycology book series (DAPH, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michael A. Borowitzka
    Pages 1-15
  3. Irina A. Guschina, John L. Harwood
    Pages 17-36
  4. John W. Peters, Eric S. Boyd, Sarah D’Adamo, David W. Mulder, Jesse Therien, Matthew C. Posewitz
    Pages 37-75
  5. Michael A. Borowitzka
    Pages 77-89
  6. Beth A. Rasala, Javier A. Gimpel, Miller Tran, Mike J. Hannon, Shigeki Joseph Miyake-Stoner, Elizabeth A. Specht et al.
    Pages 99-113
  7. Graziella Chini Zittelli, Liliana Rodolfi, Niccoló Bassi, Natascia Biondi, Mario R. Tredici
    Pages 115-131
  8. Michael A. Borowitzka, Navid Reza Moheimani
    Pages 133-152
  9. Rupert J. Craggs, Tryg J. Lundquist, John R. Benemann
    Pages 153-163
  10. Stephen L. Pahl, Andrew K. Lee, Theo Kalaitzidis, Peter J. Ashman, Suraj Sathe, David M. Lewis
    Pages 165-185
  11. Emilio Molina Grima, María José Ibáñez González, Antonio Giménez Giménez
    Pages 187-205
  12. Anna Jacobi, Clemens Posten
    Pages 223-232
  13. Anne Flesch, Tom Beer, Peter K. Campbell, David Batten, Tim Grant
    Pages 233-254
  14. Michael A. Borowitzka
    Pages 255-264
  15. Navid Reza Moheimani, Michael A. Borowitzka, Andreas Isdepsky, Sophie Fon Sing
    Pages 265-284
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 285-288

About this book


Microalgae are one of the most studied potential sources of biofuels and bioenergy. This book covers the key steps in the production of renewable biofuels from microalgae - strain selection, culture systems, inorganic carbon utilisation, lipid metabolism and quality, hydrogen production, genetic engineering, biomass harvesting, extraction.  Greenhouse gas and techno-economic modelling are reviewed as is the 100 year history of microalgae as sources of biofuels and of commercial-scale microalgae culture. A summary of relevant basic standard methods used in the study of microalgae culture is provided. The book is intended for the expert and those starting work in the field.


Algae Biofuels Algae culture Algae extraction Algae harvesting Commercial-scale algae production

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Borowitzka
    • 1
  • Navid R. Moheimani
    • 2
  1. 1.Murdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  2. 2.Murdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia

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