Chapter 8. Biofuels from Microalgae and Seaweeds

  1. Alain A. Vertès4,
  2. Nasib Qureshi5,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek6 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa7
  1. Michael Huesemann1,
  2. G. Roesjadi1,
  3. John Benemann2 and
  4. F. Blaine Metting3

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch8

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Huesemann, M., Roesjadi, G., Benemann, J. and Metting, F. B. (2010) Biofuels from Microalgae and Seaweeds, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 5

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 6

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 7

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sequim, WA, USA

  2. 2

    Benemann Associates, Walnut Creek, CA, USA

  3. 3

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025



  • biofuels from microalgae and seaweeds;
  • commercial biomass productivities for cyanobacterium Spirulina;
  • biofuels from microalgae - products, processes, and limitations;
  • algal biomass conversion processes for biofuel and bioenergy generation;
  • methane production by anaerobic digestion;
  • energy and greenhouse gas input;
  • microalgal biomass production systems and costs;
  • New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO);
  • seaweed biotechnology


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biofuels from Microalgae: Products, Processes, and Limitations

  • Biofuels from Seaweeds: Products, Processes, and Limitations

  • Perspective

  • References