Algae Bioproducts: From Algae Oil To Bioplastics, The Best Is Yet To Come
The increasing number and sheer range of algae projects around the world suggests the enormous potential offered by the algae bioproducts domain. Industrial upgrading of algae in biobased products finds applications in many industries, including biofuels, cosmetics, green chemistry, biomaterials, bioplastics, agriculture and environment.
Our Life Wouldn't Be the Same Without Algae Bioproducts
Algae is a basic building block of life. It was one of the very first life forms. Without algae everything on earth would become extinct. The vast oceans of oil which now control our lives, were once vast oceans of algae, under tremendous pressure for millions of years, it gave us the very oil we now call petroleum. But that is only one small part of the way algae bioproducts can benefit us. Consider for a moment the awesome power of this humble organism. From it, we can make...
- Bio gasolines
- Green gasoline
- Jet fuel
- Disaster relief
- Animal feed
- Organic fertilizer
- Heath Food Supplements
- Bio plastics
- Waste treatment management
- Bio technology
For the last 50 years algae producers have been limited to a narrow range of products, mostly health foods, and some ingredients for the food industry. Today, the marketplace is very different as algae producers can examine an array of valuable co-products that have many times more value.This are just some of the technologies we are using algae for today. More will be forth coming in the future.
In fact, more and more professionals are just coming to realize the impact that that algae can have on our health, business, and environment. investors are flocking to companies specializing in algae bioproducts like never before.
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The Algae Revolution Has Begun
...Nice layout, easy to read...
David, just read through your book on algal biodiesel. Nice layout, easy to read with emphasis on building from local materials and good optimism. We may use some of these ideas for our engineering senior design course this year on biofuels production. Thanks..
Professor of Biosystems Engineering