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Marine Bioenergy
Trends and Developments

ISBN 9781138748316
Published August 30, 2017 by CRC Press

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Book Description

Marine Bioenergy: Trends and Developments features the latest findings of leading scientists from around the world. Addressing the key aspects of marine bioenergy, this state-of-the-art text:

  • Offers an introduction to marine bioenergy
  • Explores marine algae as a source of bioenergy
  • Describes biotechnological techniques for biofuel production
  • Explains the production of bioenergy, including bioethanol, biomethane, biomethanol, biohydrogen, and biodiesel
  • Covers bioelectricity and marine microbial fuel cell (MFC) production from marine algae and microbes
  • Discusses marine waste for bioenergy
  • Considers commercialization and the global market

Marine Bioenergy: Trends and Developments provides a valuable springboard for marine bioenergy research and development, making the book a must-have reference for scientists, engineers, and students.

Table of Contents





Introduction to Marine Bioenergy

Introduction to Marine Bioenergy; Panchanathan Manivasagan and Se-Kwon Kim

Biofuel Sources

Sources of Marine Biomass; Anong Chirapart, Jantana Praiboon, Rapeeporn Ruangchuay, and Masahiro Notoya

Marine Algae: An Important Source of Bioenergy Production; Panchanathan Manivasagan, Jayachandran Venkatesan, and Se-Kwon Kim

Significance of Harvesting in the Cultivation of Microalgae; K.K. Vasumathi, M. Premalatha, and P. Subramanian

Algal Photobioreactors; Ozcan Konur

Biotechnological Techniques in Marine Bioenergy

Fermentation Techniques in Bioenergy Production; Geetanjali Yadav, Ramya Kumar, and Ramkrishna Sen

Nanotechnological Techniques in Bioenergy Production; Kelvii Wei Guo

Marine Microalgae: Exploring the Systems through an Omics Approach for Biofuel Production; Pavan P. Jutur and Asha A. Nesamma

Systems Biology and Metabolic Engineering of Marine Algae and Cyanobacteria for Biofuel Production; Trunil Desai, Vaishali Dutt, and Shireesh Srivastava

A Biorefinery Concept for a Microalgal Bioenergy Production System; Dheeraj Rathore, Poonam Singh Nigam, and Anoop Singh

Production of Bioenergy

Marine Macroalgal Biomass as a Renewable Source of Bioethanol; Nitin Trivedi, Vishal Gupta, C.R.K. Reddy, and Bhavanath Jha

Current State of the Research on Algal Bioethanol; Ozcan Konur

Seaweed Bioethanol Production: Its Potentials and Challenges; Maria Dyah Nur Meinita, Bintang Marhaeni, Gwi-Taek Jeong, and Yong-Ki Hong

Bioethanol Production from Macroalgae and Microbes; Chae Hun Ra and Sung-Koo Kim

Current State of Research on Algal Biomethane; Ozcan Konur

Production of Biomethane from Marine Microalgae; Kurniadhi Prabandono and Sarmidi Amin

Current State of Research on Algal Biomethanol; Ozcan Konur

Microalgal Production of Hydrogen and Biodiesel; Kiran Paranjape and Patrick C. Hallenbeck

Current State of Research on Algal Biohydrogen; Ozcan Konur

Algal Biodiesel: Third-Generation Biofuel; Amita Jain, V.L. Sirisha, and Neetin Desai

Biodiesel Production from Marine Macroalgae; Laura Bulgariu and Dumitru Bulgariu

Current State of Research on Algal Biodiesel; Ozcan Konur

Bioelectricity and Microbial Fuel Cells

Bioelectricity Production by Marine Bacteria, Actinobacteria, and Fungi; K. Sivakumar, H. Ann Suji, and L. Kannan

Current State of Research on Algal Bioelectricity and Algal Microbial Fuel Cells; Ozcan Konur

Marine Microbial Fuel Cells; Valliappan Karuppiah and Zhiyong Li

Marine Waste for Bioenergy

Waste-Derived Bioenergy Production from Marine Environments; Kyoung C. Park and Patrick J. McGinn

Algal Biosorption of Heavy Metals from Wastes; Ozcan Konur

CDM Potential through Phycoremediation of Industrial Effluents; K. Sankaran, C. Naveen, K.K. Vasumathi, M. Premalatha, M. Vijayasekaran, and V.T. Somasundaram

Commercialization and Global Market

Commercialization of Marine Algae-Derived Biofuels; Anoop Singh, Poonam Singh Nigam, and Dheeraj Rathore

Algal High-Value Consumer Products; Ozcan Konur

Enhancing Economics of Spirulina platensis on a Large Scale; E.M. Nithiya, K.K. Vasumathi, and M. Premalatha

Algal Economics and Optimization; Ozcan Konur

Microalgal Hydrothermal Liquefaction: A Promising Way to Sustainable Bioenergy Production; Dong Ho Seong, Choul-Gyun Lee, and Se-Kwon Kim


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Se-Kwon Kim is a distinguished professor in the Department of Marine-Bio Convergence Science and the director of the Marine Bioprocess Research Center at Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea. He received his M.Sc and Ph.D from Pukyong National University, and conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA. He has served as a visiting scientist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada; president of the Korean Society of Chitin and Chitosan and the Korean Society of Marine Biotechnology; chairman of the 7th Asia-Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium; and chief editor at the Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science. Widely published, Dr. Kim holds 76 patents and is a board member of the International Society of Marine Biotechnology and the International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Food.

Choul-Gyun Lee is a professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at Inha University, Incheon, South Korea. He is also the director of the National Marine Bioenergy Research and Development Consortium funded by the Korean government, president of the Korean Society of Marine Biotechnology, chair of the Interdisciplinary Program on Future Energy Engineering, and head of the Institute of Industrial Biotechnology as well as the Lipidomics Research Center. He received his Ph.D from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and worked on the Advance Life Support Team at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA before joining Inha University, where he has held a number of administrative positions. In addition, Dr. Lee has served as either an editorial board member or an associate editor for six different journals.


"… presents a wide knowledge coverage, from marine biomass, biofuel sources, biotechnological and production techniques in marine bioenergy, marine waste for bioenergy, microbial fuel cells, and bioelectricity to global business. The collection of chapters is a remarkable contribution of various researchers from South Korea, Canada, China, USA, UK, India, Thailand, Turkey, Hong Kong, Japan, and Indonesia. … The book is a one-stop information resource from molecules to commercialization."
—Wong Tin Wui, Non-Destructive Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research Centre, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia

"This book tempts any reader to own it. The information gathered is up to the minute. … The contributors use extraordinary style in giving pictorial representations which will enable even the novice readers to understand the subject. … The book provides a valuable window to marine bioenergy."
—Dr. P.N. Sudha, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, India