The industrial ecology of freshwater macroalgae for biomass applications

Lawton, Rebecca J., Cole, Andrew J., Roberts, David A., Paul, Nicholas A., and de Nys, Rocky (2017) The industrial ecology of freshwater macroalgae for biomass applications. Algal Research, 24 (B). pp. 486-491.

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Industrial ecology is focused on recognising the inherent value inwaste streams and developing techniques that can efficiently recover this value. Freshwater macroalgae can become a foundation of this concept as they can be cultured in a range of waste streams where they can effectively remove excess nutrients, metals and metalloids, providing both a bioremediation service and a biomass resource. The cultured algal biomass can then be used as a product in animal feeds, biochar, biosorbents or as a feedstock biomass for the production of bioenergy. Freshwatermacroalgae provide a unique opportunity to transforma range of industries through the utilisation of wastewater to produce biomass that can be converted into valuable bioproducts.

Item ID: 50527
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2211-9264
Keywords: oedogonium, bioremediation, biochar, bioenergy, wastewater, protein
Funders: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (AMCRC), Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centre Scheme
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 09:56
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3005 Fisheries sciences > 300501 Aquaculture @ 25%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4103 Environmental biotechnology > 410303 Bioremediation @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3106 Industrial biotechnology > 310602 Bioprocessing, bioproduction and bioproducts @ 25%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960912 Urban and Industrial Water Management @ 50%
85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850501 Biofuel (Biomass) Energy @ 25%
82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820399 Industrial Crops not elsewhere classified @ 25%
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