Red macroalgae as a sustainable resource for bio-based products

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Red macroalgae are being actively investigated as a renewable biomass source because of their advantageous characteristics such as abundant carbohydrate contents, low lignin contents, and the absence of conflicts with food production. With recent technological advances, the efficient utilization of red macroalgae for biofuel and chemical production is now possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-249
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 1

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  • 3,6-anhydro-L-galactose
  • Agar
  • Enzymatic saccharification
  • Metabolic pathway
  • Red macroalgae
  • Renewable biomass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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