Coproducts of algae and yeast-derived single cell oils: A critical review of their role in improving biorefinery sustainability

Parsons, S; Allen, MJ; Chuck, CJ. 2020 Coproducts of algae and yeast-derived single cell oils: A critical review of their role in improving biorefinery sustainability. Bioresource Technology, 303. 122862. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2020.122862

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Abstract/Summary

Oleaginous microalgae and yeast are of increasing interest as a renewable resource for single cell oils (SCOs). These have applications in fuels, feed and food products. In order to become cost competitive with existing terrestrial oils, a biorefinery approach is often taken where several product streams are valorised alongside the SCO. Whilst many life cycle assessment (LCA) and Techno-economic (TEA) studies have employed this bior�efinery approach to SCO production, a systematic analysis of their implications is missing. This review evaluates the economic and environmental impacts associated with the use of coproducts. Overall, protein production plays the greatest role in determining viability, with coproduct strategy crucial to considering in the early stages of research and development

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Corresponding author. E-mail address: s.c.parsons@bath.ac.uk (S. Parsons)
Additional Keywords: Single cell oils Bio-based products Biorefineries Techno-economic analysis Life cycle assessment
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Marine Biochemistry and Observations
Depositing User: S Hawkins
Date made live: 14 May 2021 07:56
Last Modified: 14 May 2021 07:56
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/9214

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