Nandini Consultancy Centre has released an investigative and updated publication on “Overview of Global Algae Technology efforts”.
Importance of algae
Microalgae, a large and diverse group of unicellular photo and heterotrophic organisms, have attracted much global attention in recent years for the valuable natural products they produce, their ability to remediate effluents and for their potential as energy crops.
The modest agricultural and resource requirements of microalgae make it an attractive low-cost alternative feedstock.
Algae can be used as source for biofuel, bioethanol and biobutanol. Apart from this, algae can also be used for the production of hydrogen (for use in fuel cells) and for the production of methane gas, which can be used as biogas for use as fuel and feedstock. In addition, algae is carbon neutral and co products can be obtained from it including high protein biomass for use as animal feed.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap, envisages an important role for algae in the energy management in the coming years all over the world.
More than one hundred firms across the world are working on cultivation and harvesting of algae biomass and production of algae biofuel and other derivative products such as ethanol.
Researchers are trying to figure out how to grow enough of the right strains of algae and how to extract the oil most efficiently.
Large scale production for algae based biofuel and derivative products are expected to start between now and 2020 in several countries.
Highlights of contents of the book
- Technology development efforts of 62 research and development organisations
- Broad details of pilot plants, semi commercial plants, commercial plants being operated or under implementation by 20 organisations
- Broad details of technologies offered by 15 organisations
- 33 patent details relating to various aspects of algae processing in recent years
- Activities of important 8 promotional bodies and funding agencies
- Address details of the above organizations
Methodology of study
This book has been prepared on the basis of extensive desk research and quick survey, traces the significant research and development efforts now taking place across the world on algae relating to cultivation practices, harvesting, extraction of oil, production of methane gas, ethanol, butanol, hydrogen, transesterification process for algae biofuel from algae bio oil etc.
Why should you study this book?
This book gives a bird’s eye view of the overall algae technology development efforts across the world.
This book would be of great asset to organizations and individuals desiring to have broad understanding of the developments relating to algae technology, that would enable them to work out their preliminary strategies to exploit the opportunities.
The book has been edited by a team of chemical engineers and technologists, with decades of hands on experience in process management functions and chemical business related activities.
The price of the book is US$ 200 (US Dollars Two Hundred Only)
The payment can be made via wire transfer or credit card.
The book would be sent to you by email in pdf format on receipt of order along with the payment.