From the reviews:
“This book provide a realistic assessment of the current state and the potential of biofuel production from algae. … due to the logical arrangement of the chapters and the provision of a wealth of information, and also practical aspects that must be considered in algae cultivation and processing, this book merits a strong recommendation. Moreover, the very realistic assessment of the current state of research and development of biofuel production from algae helps to focus on those aspects which need further engagement.” (Torsten Jakob, Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 170 (14), September, 2013)
“This well-produced hardbound book is concerned with microalgae as sources of biofuels. The book consists of 16 chapters contributed by 46 authors from 8 countries. … Most chapters are supported by extensive citations to the original literature. Overall, the book is useful.” (Yusuf Chisti, Biotechnology Advances, Vol. 31, 2013)
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.