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The Science of Algal Fuels: Phycology, Geology, Biophotonics, Genomics and Nanotechnology

Series: Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology Volume: 25

By: Richard Gordon (Editor), Joseph Seckbach (Editor)

510 pages, 125 colour & 43 b/w illustrations, 32 tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Nov 2012 | #201329 | ISBN-13: 9789400751095
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This volume, The Science of Algal Fuels (volume 25 of COLE), contains 26 chapters dealing with biofuels contributed by experts from numerous countries and covers several aspects of algal products, one being "oilgae from algae," mainly oils and fuels for engines. Among the prominent algal groups that participate in this process are the diatoms and green algae (Chlorophyceae). Their metabolism and breeding play an important role in biomass and extraction of crude oil and algal fuel. There is a strong relation between solar energy influencing algal culture and the photobiology of lipid metabolism. Currently, many international meetings and conferences on biofuel are taking place in many countries, and several new books and proceedings of conferences have appeared on this topic. All this indicates that this field is "hot" and in the forefront of applied bioscience.


Contents

Dedication
Introduction to The Science of Algal Fuels: Phycology, Geology, Biophotonics, Genomics and Nanotechnology; J. Seckbach and R. Gordon
Preface to The Science of Algal Fuels: Phycology, Geology, Biophotonics, Genomics and Nanotechnology;  R. Gordon and J. Seckbach
Foreword: The Production of Algal Biofuels; L. Reijnders
Acknowledgements

PART 1:METHODS AND WAYS OF RESEARCH
- Quitting cold turkey: rapid oil independence for the USA; R. Gordon and B.J. Poulin
- Algal biorefinery: sustainable production of biofuels and aquaculture feed? F. Ahmed, Y. Li and P.M. Schenk
- Approaches and prospectives for algal fuel; A.K. Bajhaiya, M.R. Suseela and P.W. Ramteka
- From isolation of potential microalgal strains to strain engineering for biofuel; P. Bhargava, and .K. Mohan
- Integrated approach to algae production for biofuel utilizing robust algal species; A. Dahiya
- Biological constraints on the production of microalgal-based biofuels; J.G. Day and M.S. Stanley
- Adapting mass algaculture for a northern climate; J. McNichol and P. McGinn
- Nanotechnology for algal biofuels; M. Pattarkine and V.M. Pattarkine
- From algae to biofuel - engineering aspects; V.M. Pattarkine and D.C. Kannan
- Making fuel from algae: identifying fact amid fiction; C.J. Rhodes
- Algal oils: biosynthesis and uses; M. Topf, M. Tavasi, Y. Kinel-Tahan, D.  Iluz, Z. Dubinsky. and Y. Yehoshua
- Algal biofuel production through integrated biorefinery; D. Sahoo, S. Kumar, G. Elangbam and S.S. Devi

PART 2: PRODUCTION OF BIODIESELS AND HYDROGEN|
- Dinoflagellates as feedstock for biodiesel production; C. Fuentes-Grünewald
- Biodiesel production from microalgae: methods for microalgal lipid assessment with emphasis on the use of flow cytometry; M.T. Lopes da Silva and A. Reis
- Approaches to and perspectives on biodiesel and oil production using algae in Mexico; R. Riosmena-Rodríguez, B.O. Arredondo-Vega, T. Reynoso-Granados, M. Cordoba, J.M. López-Vivas and J.M. López-Calderon
- Biodiesel production from microalgae: a mapping of articles and patents; A.M. Rocha, d. Sahoo, T. Ferrer, C. Quintella and E. Torres
- Biotechnology of hydrogen production with the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii; G. Torzillo, G. Faraloni and L. Gianelli

PART 3: ALGAE FOR BIOFUEL PRODUCTION
- How to breed diatoms: examination of two species with contrasting reproductive biology; V.A. Chepurnov, P. Chaerle and D.G. Mann
- Fuel from seaweeds: rationale and feasibility; A. Reznik and A. Israel
- The contribution of diatoms to worldwide crude oil deposits; S.K. Shukla and R. Mohan
- Photobiology and lipid metabolism in algae; K. Spilling and J. Seppälä
- Metabolic pathways in green algae with potential value for biofuels production; V. Subramanian, A. Dubini M. Seibert

PART 4: FROM WASTE WATER TO FUEL PRODUCTION
- Wastewater treatment pond algal production for biofuel; R.J. Craggs, T. Lundquist and J. Benemann
- Wastewater treatment integrated with algae production for biofuel; A. Dahiya, J. Todd and A. McInnis
- Sub-and supercritical water based processes for microalgae to biofuels; S. Kumar


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