Potential of Microalgae for Biofuel and Food Production

Tan, Yeong Hwang and Chai, Mee Kin and Wong, Ling Shing (2022) Potential of Microalgae for Biofuel and Food Production. INTI JOURNAL, 2022 (37). pp. 1-11. ISSN e2600-7320

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With the continuous increase of global population, energy and hunger are the critical crisis that humankind facing in this century. Microalgae has been proposed as the solution due to the presence of the various metabolite and their attractive features. This review summaries the potential of microalgae as the feedstock for biofuel and food production. The literature indicated that the abundance of suitable fatty acid in microalgae can be used for biodiesel production while other bio-components such as carbohydrate can be used for biogas and bioethanol production. Apart from biofuel production, presence of high-quality protein, fatty acid, polysaccharides, vitamin, minerals and other bio-components with benefit biological properties in microalgae spur it as dedicated candidates for food production. However, the microalgae derived biofuel and food are still not available at the moment. The challenges that might need to be confront prior to industrial production are also briefly discussed in this review.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microalgae, biofuel, food, hunger
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QK Botany
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email masilah.mansor@newinti.edu.my
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 07:00
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2024 02:56
URI: http://eprints.intimal.edu.my/id/eprint/1679

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