Hydrothermal pretreatments of macroalgal biomass for biorefineries

Héctor A. Ruiz, Rosa M. Rodríguez-Jasso, Mario Aguedo, Zsófia Kádár

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ecently, macroalgal biomass is gaining wide attention as an alternative in the production of biofuels (as bioetanol and biogas) and compounds with high added value with specific properties (antioxidants, anticoagulants, anti–inflammatories) for applications in food, medical and energy industries in accordance with the integrated biorefineries. Furthermore, biorefinery concept requires processes that allow efficient utilization of all components of the biomass. The pretreatment step in a biorefinery is often based on hydrothermal principles of high temperatures in aqueous solution. Therefore, in this chapter, a review on the application of hydrothermal pretreatment on macroalgal biomass is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlgal Biorefineries : Volume 2: Products and Refinery Design
EditorsAleš Prokop, Rakesh K. Bajpai, Mark E. Zappi
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-20199-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-20200-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Bio-oil
  • Bioethanol
  • Biofuels
  • Biomass valorization
  • Brown macroalgae
  • Fucoidan
  • High value-added products
  • Hydrothermal liquefaction
  • Hydrothermal pretreatment
  • Macroalgae
  • Methane
  • Reactors
  • Severity factor


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