Current status of microalgae to produce Biogas through Pretreatment of lignocellulosic waste in the era of 21-Century

  • ALI RAZA ISHAQ State Key Laboratory of Biocatalysis and Enzyme Engineering, Environmental Microbial Technology Center of Hubei Province, College of Life Science, Hubei University, Wuhan, China
  • Maleeha Manzoor
  • Jawad Ahmad
  • Qurat-ul-Ain Ahmad
  • Fouzia Tabssum
  • Asma Chaudary
  • Saif Rehman
  • Tehreem Rafique
  • Ayesha Noor

Abstract

Modern day civilization is dependent on energy generation by fossil fuels. But the major drawback of using fossil fuels is environmental pollution. Microalgae are potential candidate for production of various products of interest, such as proteins, mini food, pigments and triglycerides that can be converted into biofuels. Lignocellulosic feedstocks are the most abundantly available raw material of plants that can serve as a promising feedstock for cultivating bacteria, fungi, yeasts and microalgae to produce biofuels and other value-added products. Owing to the abundant availability of these low/no cost substrates, can be utilized as feedstocks for cultivating microalgae to generate biogas/biodiesel. Likewise, there is much room to exploit defatted algal biomass to be used as animal/fish feed and oil producing/accumulating genes knowledge in future to produce high and good quality biodiesel and biogas.

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Published
2020-12-31
How to Cite
ISHAQ, ALI RAZA et al. Current status of microalgae to produce Biogas through Pretreatment of lignocellulosic waste in the era of 21-Century. Sukkur IBA Journal of Emerging Technologies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 99-114, dec. 2020. ISSN 2617-3115. Available at: <http://journal.iba-suk.edu.pk:8089/SIBAJournals/index.php/sjet/article/view/588>. Date accessed: 19 apr. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.30537/sjet.v3i2.588.