Marine microalgae as sustainable feedstock for multi-product biorefineries

Gannoru Kankanamalage Sanuji Hasara Nishshanka, Randeniya Arachchige Don Praveen Anthonio, P. H.V. Nimarshana, Thilini U. Ariyadasa, Jo Shu Chang

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Marine microalgae accumulate numerous compounds with commercial value including carotenoids, proteins, biopolymers, and lipids, making them attractive feedstocks to produce diverse bioproducts including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, animal feed, and biofuel. With the emerging concepts of “Blue Economy” and “Blue Biotechnology”, marine microalgae can be employed to achieve sustainability in numerous industries. Nonetheless, microalgae-based production processes are still not considered economically feasible owing to the high costs associated with cultivation and biomass processing. To mitigate the costs associated with the production process, the concept of marine microalgae-based biorefining has emerged where a single feedstock is employed to produce several distinct bioproducts, each with commercial value. Marine microalgae-based biorefineries could be made economically feasible by incorporating both high-value and low-value bio-compounds in the production line, whereas utilization of wastewater and flue gases as alternative nutrient sources for the cultivation can make the process more sustainable. Nonetheless, several challenges are associated with marine microalgae-based biorefinery, which necessitate the attention of future researchers to make this concept a reality. Hence, the present review provides a comprehensive discussion on the biorefinery of marine microalgae in view of producing diverse metabolites using a single feedstock while providing valuable insight into the directions of future research.

期刊Biochemical Engineering Journal
出版狀態Published - 2022 11月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生物技術
  • 生物工程
  • 環境工程
  • 生物醫學工程


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