Bio Evaluation of Integrated Production of Hydrogen, Fuels and Bio-Char from Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii

C. Torri, C. Samorì, A. Adamiano, D. Fabbri, C. Faraloni & G. Torzillo
The exploitation of aquatic biomass for energetic purpose is a promising field of research. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a deeply investigated microalga able to convert sunlight into chemical energy by indirect photolysis under specific culture conditions, allowing the production of a hydrogen rich biogas and algal biomass as side-product. Besides the hydrogen production, a valorisation of “spent” side-products is a key point for the process optimization, for the maximization of process energetic yield and the reduction...