Estimating the maximum achievable productivity in outdoor ponds: Microalgae biomass growth modeling and climate-simulated culturing

Michael Huesemann, Mark Wigmosta, Braden Crowe, Peter M Waller, Aaron Chavis, Samuel Hobbs, Scott Edmundson, Boris Chubukov, Vincent J. Tocco, André Coleman

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Abstract

In response to mounting concerns about global climate change and the need to produce carbon-neutral transportation fuels, there has been renewed and increasing interest in utilizing microalgae for the generation of drop-in biodiesel and jet biofuel (U.S. DOE 2010). In order to develop an economically viable microalgae biofuels production process, it is imperative to identify strains that exhibit high annual biomass productivities (average >30 g/m2 day) in outdoor culture systems (U.S. DOE 2012). Significant campaigns have been initiated by industry, academia, and other research organizations to find promising new microalgae strains by either prospecting or genetic engineering, which might be suitable for large-scale, economic, biofuel production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMicroalgal Production for Biomass and High-Value Products
PublisherCRC Press
Pages113-138
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781482219715
ISBN (Print)9781482219708
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Huesemann, M., Wigmosta, M., Crowe, B., Waller, P. M., Chavis, A., Hobbs, S., Edmundson, S., Chubukov, B., Tocco, V. J., & Coleman, A. (2017). Estimating the maximum achievable productivity in outdoor ponds: Microalgae biomass growth modeling and climate-simulated culturing. In Microalgal Production for Biomass and High-Value Products (pp. 113-138). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b19464