Abstract

One of the most important industrial activities related to the greenhouse gases emissions is the cement manufacturing process, which produces large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO<inf>2</inf>). Only in 2010, 8% of CO<inf>2</inf> global emissions were due to cement industry. In this work, the use of CO<inf>2</inf> released by the cement sector is described as potential gas for microalgae culture since their biofixation efficiency is higher than terrestrial plants. Therefore, transformation of polluting gas fluxes into new and valuable products is feasible. In addition, bulk applications such as wastewater treatment and biofuels production can be coupled. Finally, microalgae biomass can be also used for the production of valuable compounds such as pigments, food supplements for both humans and animals, and fertilizers. In this review, flue gas emissions coupled to microalgae cultures are described. In addition, since microalgae can produce energy, the biorefinery concept is also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-65
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume98
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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bioenergy
Biofuels
Gas emissions
Flue gases
biofuel
Cements
Cement industry
cement
Fertilizers
Gases
Greenhouse gases
Pigments
Wastewater treatment
Carbon dioxide
Animals
Biomass
Thermodynamic properties
Fluxes
gas
pigment

Keywords

  • Biofuels
  • Cement industry
  • CO<inf>2</inf> biofixation
  • GHG emissions
  • Microalgae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Strategy and Management

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Photosynthetic bioenergy utilizing CO<inf>2</inf> An approach on flue gases utilization for third generation biofuels. / Cuellar-Bermudez, Sara P.; Garcia-Perez, Jonathan S.; Rittmann, Bruce; Parra-Saldivar, Roberto.

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Cuellar-Bermudez, Sara P. ; Garcia-Perez, Jonathan S. ; Rittmann, Bruce ; Parra-Saldivar, Roberto. / Photosynthetic bioenergy utilizing CO<inf>2</inf> An approach on flue gases utilization for third generation biofuels. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 2015 ; Vol. 98. pp. 53-65.
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