The global demand for biomass for food, feed, biofuels, and chemical production is expected to increase in the coming decades.
Microalgae are a promising new source of biomass that may complement agricultural crops. Production of microalgae has so far been limited to high-value applications. In order to realize large-scale production of microalgae biomass for low-value applications, new low-cost technologies are needed to produce and process microalgae.
Tags: separation, culture medium, genetic modification, biofuels, coagulation, harvesting
Source: Trends in Biotechnology, 2013-01-22.