IBU JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.2, no.1, pp.145-154, 2014 (International Refereed University Journal)
This paper reviews the current status of microalgae use for biodiesel production, including
their cultivation, harvesting, and processing. The microalgae species most used for biodiesel
production are presented and their main advantages described in comparison with other
available biodiesel feedstocks. The various aspects associated with the design of microalgae
production units are described, giving an overview of the current state of development of
algae cultivation systems (photo-bioreactors and open ponds). Other potential applications and products from microalgae are also presented such as for biological sequestration of
, wastewater treatment, in human health, as food additive, and for aquaculture.