Microalgae biorefinery concept based on hydrothermal microwave pyrolysis

V. Budarin*, A. B. Ross, P. Biller, R. Riley, J. H. Clark, J. M. Jones, D. J. Gilmour, W. Zimmerman

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It has been shown that low temperature (between 180-210°C), low pressure (below 300 psi) microwave assisted hydrothermal pyrolysis (organic matter hydrolysis accompanied by thermal decomposition) may be an efficient method of extraction, activation and conversion of major microalgae structural components: lipids, amylose and cellulose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3251-3254
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

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