Integration in microalgal bioprocess development: design of efficient, sustainable, and economic processes

Fresewinkel, Mark, Rosello, Rosa, Wilhelm, Christian, Kruse, Olaf, Hankamer, Ben and Posten, Clemens (2014) Integration in microalgal bioprocess development: design of efficient, sustainable, and economic processes. Engineering in Life Sciences, 14 6: 560-573. doi:10.1002/elsc.201300153


Author Fresewinkel, Mark
Rosello, Rosa
Wilhelm, Christian
Kruse, Olaf
Hankamer, Ben
Posten, Clemens
Title Integration in microalgal bioprocess development: design of efficient, sustainable, and economic processes
Journal name Engineering in Life Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1618-0240
1618-2863
Publication date 2014-11-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/elsc.201300153
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 14
Issue 6
Start page 560
End page 573
Total pages 14
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publisher Wiley
Language eng
Abstract The use of microalgae as a production system has gained huge interest in recent years. Recent research has concentrated on single aspects, such as the microalgal cells or the photobioreactors. The design of sustainable, effective, and economic processes for microalgal products requires the integration of microalgal biology including strain selection and genetic engineering, process, and reactor design and integration into environmental mass and energy fluxes. This involves tools of biotechnology and process engineering. Several attempts of such integrated processes have been developed. This review groups the integration aspects into several degrees of integration with respect to the classical upstream, bioreaction, and downstream steps. The integration levels consider metabolic, process, environmental, and social integration. At the end, the following question remains: How far can microalgal biotechnology help to solve the problems of feed, food, and fuel supply and contribute to a better society? Overall, this review gives an overview of the different stages of integration in microalgal processes. It is a guide towards conceptual positioning and planning of microalgal plants. Furthermore, it is a decision guide to support microalgal technologies.
Keyword Biorefinery
Cross-feeding
In situ product removal
Process integration
Strain selection
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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