DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.90072
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Cynthia V. González-López, Francisco García-Cuadra, Natalia Jawiarczyk, José M. Fernández-Sevilla, Francisco G. Acién-Fernández

Abstract: Microalgae biotechnology has grown very rapidly in the last few decades due to the multiple applications that these microorganisms have from pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to foods/feeds and biofuels. One of the main challenges in expanding this industry is to enlarge the single use of the biomass produced in addition to reducing the high biomass production cost of the current technologies. To overcome this bottleneck, the development of microalgae-based biorefineries has been proposed. The issue is to obtain a…

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