Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Microalgae: State of the Art and Effects of Strain Parameters on Biocrude Oil Yield and Composition

D. López Barreiro, W. Prins, F. Ronsse & W. Brilman
Microalgae have the potential of becoming an important energy source, and hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) is a promising technology for that, producing an organic liquid energy carrier usually called 'bio¬oil' or 'bio¬crude', besides gas, aqueous and solid products. The interest in this technology for microalgae conversion has significantly increased in the last years, leading to the publication of several studies. However, the knowledge produced is rather fragmentary. A detailed analysis of the available data is presented...